Large Faience Figure of Sekhmet

Culture: Eygptian
Period: Third Intermediate Periode, ca. 1069 to 664 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 22 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1039
Provenance: Private collection Mark Goodstein, prior French private collection (acquired before 1970).
Condition: Some wear and chipping as shown on the photo, but they hardly affect the elegant overall impression.
Description: Extremely fine worked, large faience figure of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet, whose name translates to 'the powerful'. She was the war goddess, but also responsible for protection against illnesses and its healing. She is seated on a throne, depicting a great number of other deities, for instance Nehebkau and Mut.