Sphynx of King Taharqa

(690-664 B.C.) from Temple T at Kawa
(London: British Museum).

This illustrates the rich mix of 25th dynasty culture. The basic form is the traditional representation of monarchy as a lion with a human face, but the mane recalls the distant 12th dynasty style. The face reflects the vigorous naturalism associated with the Kushitic kings, and the furrow on either side of the mouth is a typical Kushitic stylization, the "Kushite fold."

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