Faience Sekhmet Amulet

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Sekhmet: The name of this goddess means the powerful one. She was the daughter of the sun-god, Re, and the wife of Ptah. She is shown with the head of a lioness and the body of a woman, suggesting her great force and power, and her sometimes dangerous nature. She could both bring plagues and protect people from them. In the Age of the Pyramids, Sekhmet was sometimes shown embracing the king, breathing divine life into his nostrils.

*Repaired break at waist and base.

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Sekhmet: The name of this goddess means the powerful one. She was the daughter of the sun-god, Re, and the wife of Ptah. She is shown with the head of a lioness and the body of a woman, suggesting her great force and power, and her sometimes dangerous nature. She could both bring plagues and protect people from them. In the Age of the Pyramids, Sekhmet was sometimes shown embracing the king, breathing divine life into his nostrils.

*Repaired break at waist and base.

Additional information

Origin

Egypt

Date

26th Dynasty – 700 B.C.

Dimensions

3.5" x 1" x 1"


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