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Jan van der Crabben
published on 15 September 2014
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Granite sphinx of Taharqa, 25th Dynasty, c. 690-664 BCE.

This statue from Kawa (Temple T) in Sudan shows the Pharaoh's face on a Lion figured sphinx, a form of royal representation borrowed from Middle and New Kingdom art. Taharqa was a Nubian / black African Pharaoh, and his African features are clearly visible on the statue.

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Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of World History Encyclopedia. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College, and he has worked in the field of history-related digital media since 2006.

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Crabben, J. v. d. (2014, September 15). Taharqa Sphinx. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3031/taharqa-sphinx/

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Crabben, Jan van der. "Taharqa Sphinx." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 15, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3031/taharqa-sphinx/.

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Crabben, Jan van der. "Taharqa Sphinx." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Sep 2014. Web. 22 Jul 2024.