Egyptian Faience Sekhmet Amulet

Egyptian Faience Sekhmet Amulet

An ancient Egyptian light green faience amulet of Sekhmet, the lion-headed goddess wears a long gown and strides forward with her left foot.

Late Period, ca. 700-30 BC.
Height: 2 in. (5 cm).

Sekhmet was a warrior goddess of Upper Egypt depicted as a lioness. She was also a solar deity, and was associated with different aspects of Hathor, Mut, and Bastet. She often wears the solar disk headdress, and uraeus which associates her with Wadjet and royalty.

Formerly in a German private collection.

Inv#: 6645


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