Statuette of Sekhmet

Statuette of Sekhmet

664-525 BC

Bronze, figure solid cast, obelisk hollow cast

Overall: 20.4 x 4.6 x 12.6 cm (8 1/16 x 1 13/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Bequest of James Parmelee 1940.669

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The lion-headed goddess Sekhmet strides forward wearing a long, tight-fitting dress and striated wig indicating her divine nature. Behind her is an obelisk that is hollow and originally open at the bottom. Her left hand would have held an attribute such as a staff, which is now lost.

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