Egyptian Faience Amulet of Sekhmet
An ancient Egyptian deep blue faience amulet of the lion-headed goddess of war wearing a plumed solar disk with horns; with details in black.
20th - 21st Dynasty,
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 the Dr. J. W. collection, Georgia; subsequently in a New York private collection.