An Egyptian Faience Amulet of a Sekhmet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
Of green-glazed faience, the lion-headed goddess shown striding, left foot forward with fisted hands by her sides, and wearing a tripartite wig, a short pillar on her back, and a loop for attachment at the back of her head.
Sekhmet, along with her husband the creator-god Ptah and their son Nerfertum, was part of the powerful trio of deities that protected Ancient Memphis. Daughter of the sun god Ra, her name literally means, “the powerful.” She was a sun goddess, embodying the scorching, burning, destructive heat of the sun. Fierce goddess of war, the destroyer of the enemies of Ra and Osiris, she was represented as having the head of a lioness and the body of a female human. She quickly became a favorite of the pharaohs, symbolizing their strength and heroism in battle.
cf. Andrews, C.; Amulets of Ancient Egypt, p. 34, no. 30c
Dimensions: Height: 2 1/4 inches (5.5 cm)
Condition: Overall intact and in excellent condition.
Provenance: Private Maryland collection of a diplomat, acquired while serving in Egypt between 1949 and 1956, and then by descent.
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