Egyptian Faience Amulet of Sekhmet

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,
Ca. 1200 - 945 BC.
Height: 2 in. (5.2 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 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.

Inv#: 7869

$5,000



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