Amulet, Sekhmet

Production date
664 BCE-525 BCE
Country
Egypt
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Description
Faience amuletic figure, depicted in a standing position holding a staff, likley representing Sekhmet. Glaze all but lost, crudely executed.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian figure
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Measurements
H39mm x W13mm x D13mm
Media/Materials description
Faience, green glazed (remnant traces).
Alternatively possibly soapstone
Signature/Marks
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History and use
This small figure represents Sekhmet. The lion-headed warrior goddess Sekhmet (meaning she who is powerful), protected the Pharoah in battle. This piece likley dates to the Late Period (664-305 BC).
Registration number
E40031

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