Egyptian Faience Amulet of Sekhmet-Mut

An ancient Egyptian blue-green faience openwork amulet of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet-Mut, wearing the Double Crown, enthroned and nursing a standing child, with details in added black glaze and a suspension loop through the crown.

Late Dynastic Period,
Ca. 715-332 BC
Height: 2 5/8 in. (6.9 cm).

Sekhmet was a warrior goddess of Upper Egypt depicted as a lioness. She was also a solar deity, and was associated with different aspects of Hathor, Mut, and Bastet. She often wears a solar disk headdress, and uraeus which associates her with Wadjet and royalty.

Formerly in a New York private collection; previously in a French private collection.
Inv#: 7876
Guaranteed Authentic

$4,000

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