Egyptian Faience Amulet of Sekhmet-Mut
An ancient Egyptian blue-green faience openwork amulet of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet-Mut, wearing the Double Crown, enthroned and nursing a standing child, with details in added black glaze and a suspension loop through the crown.
Late Dynastic Period,
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 a solar disk headdress, and uraeus which associates her with Wadjet and royalty.
Formerly in a New York private collection; previously in a French private collection.