Large Faience Amulet of Sekhmet

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Third Intermediate Period, 1075-665 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 7.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1089
Provenance: Private collection C.N., Vienna.
Condition: Uraeus possibly missing, otherwise intact and of extraordinary quality.
Description: Extraordinarily finely worked amulet of the lion-headed goddess made of turquoise faience. Sekhmet means “the Powerful”, she was the goddess of war, but also the protector against illnesses and for healing. The lion head is worked out in the finest details, the female figure is of complete gracefulness and beauty. Sekhmet wears the tri-partite wig framing the lion head, as well as a long, seemingly sheer dress. The slender arms hanging sideways. On the back of the head a grooved eyelet for suspension.