Green Glazed Faience Sekhmet

$896.76

A detailed Egyptian amulet in dark green glazed faience, representing a standing figure of Sekhmet. The terrible goddess of war and battle, she is usually pictured as a lioness, or as a woman with the head of a lioness. The amulet has a suspension loop behind the head of the goddess.

Date: Circa 715-332 BC
Period: Late Dynastic Period
Condition: Very fine condition.

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SKU: AH-446 Category: Tags: , ,

In Egyptian mythology, the warrior goddess, Sekhmet, was a savage who wanted to slaughter the human race and to drink human blood. She was prevented, however, by Ra. As a wife of Ptah, she was part of the Memphis Triad, along with their son, Nefertum. She was also the sister of Bastet, the great cat-headed goddess.

Amulets were popular in Ancient Egypt, and were worn by the living or buried with the dead. The common word for amulet in the Dynastic Period was mkt, which means protector: amulets were designed to protect their owners.

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

Weight 5 g
Dimensions W 1 x H 4 cm
Country

Culture

Faience

Region

Egyptian Mythology

Reference: For a similar item, Art Institute Chicago, reference number 1894.1950.

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