Egyptian Faience Menat Counterpoise
An ancient Egyptian blue faience Menat counterpoise with a depiction of the lion headed goddess Sekhmet in profile.
The Menat was a protective ritual object associated with the goddess Hathor. It was a counterweight of a necklace which dangled on the wearer's back. It often depicted of deities the feminine deities Hathor and Sekhmet.
cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), no. 40.
Formerly in a Canadian private collection.