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Egyptian Composite Amulet of the Lion-Headed goddess Sekhmet.

Pegasus Gallery Antiquities

EGC69

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.



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