Egyptian Faience Amulet of Maahes


A turquoise faience amulet of the Egyptian god Maahes, depicted as a lion-headed man. Maahes is modelled striding forward, hands clenched into fists by his side. He wears a short kilt and the double crown of Egypt on his head.

Date: Circa 664 - 332 BC
Period: Late Period
Condition: Excellent


SKU: AH-629 Category: Tags: ,

Maahes was known as the son of Ptah and Sekhmet, although varying parentage was also attributed to Bastet and Ra. As the son of Sekhmet, Maahes also favoured her strong nature and was known primarily as a god of war.

To find out more about Ancient Egyptian amulets please see our relevant blog post: Egyptian Amulets and their Meanings: Ancient Egyptian Gods.

Weight 6.0 g
Dimensions H 4.6 cm



Egyptian Mythology


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