Large Egyptian Faience Amulet of Sekhmet, c. 750 B.C.
Glazed composition figure of the lioness headed Sekhmet with formal Uraeus over her head and wearing long tightly fitting garment.
The lion-headed goddess Sekhmet, thought to be the wife of Ptah and mother of Nefertem. She was associated with war and retribution and was said to use arrows to pierce her enemies with fire, her breath being the hot desert wind as her body took on the glare of the midday sun. Being mother of Nefertem, who himself was a healing god, gives her a more protective side that manifested itself in her aspect of goddess of healing and surgery.
Size:7.3 cm H - 2 7/8 inches
Culture:Egypt, c. 750 B.C.
Provenance: Private UK collection, North London, acquired prior to 1980.
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