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Copper alloy figure of Sekhmet


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Title/s

Copper alloy figure of Sekhmet

Category

figure

Name

statuette

Description

striding figure of Sakhmet, wearing sun disk; the figure is on a low plinth, which is mounted on a large bronze base decorated round the sides with a repeated motif; eyes and collar inlaid. Sekhmet was the consort of Ptah and mother of Nefertum. She was seen to be savage, breathing fire onto the enemies of Egypt, but she was also seen as a healer. Many granite statues of the goddesswere found at the temple of Mut (a female of the Theban triad) at Karnak.

Field Collection

Egypt

Dimensions

height 29 cm

Period

Late Period

Date

circa 664 B.C. — 332 B.C.

Provenance

bequeathed: Greg, Robert (Sir) 1954 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Material/s

copper alloy

Accession Number

E.64.1954 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 62115; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-13)

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