A good sized dark blue faience amulet of Sekhmet, fire and war goddess; from Luxor, Thebes. Standing with. A female body with the head of a lion. Hole pierced through the ears.
The Egyptian Lion-headed Goddess Sekhment (Sekhet/Sakhet) was widely regarded as a fierce warrior and carried protection with the wearer as with healing abilities.
Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 664 BCE - 332 BCE.
Size: 48mm H x 13mm W.
Some loss to the right ear and bottom base.
Ex. Collector- Antiquities, London, Purchased in 2007.
In ancient Egypt, amulets were carried in a variety of ways including necklaces, bracelets , rings; and most importantly among the bandages of the mummy they were made to serve.