Bronze Statuette of Sekhmet

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late period, 664-332 B.C.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 20.5 cm high (including tenons)
Price: Sold
Ref: 1361
Provenance: Private collection Dr. Yves Goalard, France, acquired in the 1970s. Last in a Belgian auction house.
Condition: Intact
Description: Cast bronze statuette of the striding Sekhmet with her left foot forward. The lion-headed goddess wears a tripartite wig with finely drawn strands, the Usekh collar and a tight fitting dress which reaches to the ankles. She has both arms at the sides of her body. On her head she wears a large sun disk with uraeus. On the feet the tenons for mounting on the separately worked out base are still preserved. Sekhmet, whose name translates as “the Mighty”, was the goddess of war, but also of protection from diseases and for healing. Mounted.