In two previous posts we have mentioned the statue of Taharqa (English Bible: Tirhakah) recently discovered in Sudan. Tirhakah, king of Cush, is important in Bible study because he is mentioned in 2 Kings 19:9 (= Isaiah 37:9) as befriending Hezekiah, king of Judah.
The British Museum displays a beautiful granite statute of Tirhakah showing the king standing under the protection of the god Amun shown as a recumbent ram. The gray granite sculpture, dating to about 675 B.C., was found at Karnak. This granite is typical of the Aswan area.
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