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* An Egyptian Faience Amulet of the Goddess Sekhmet, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1450 BCE

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A blue-glazed faience bust of the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet, wife of Ptah and mother of Nefer-Tum. Depicted as a woman with the head of the lioness. She is wearing the Sundisk with the Uraeus Cobra in the center as a crown. The Sun disk is god 'Ra,' creator of gods, men, and the world, and was more ancient even than the firmament. Sekhmet represented "the fierce heat of the sun."

Found at Thebes, Upper Egypt.

Dimensions: Length: 7/8 inch (2.2 cm)

Condition: Only upper portion of the amulet remains. With minor surface losses and missing lower half.

Provenance: Ex. Phillip Mitry, 1976, thereafter the  Harer Family Trust Collection.


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