Exhibitions

Leonine Goddess

The lion head, uraeus, and remains of a now missing sun disk of this goddess identify her as one of the daughters of the sun god. However, her unusual crouching pose, with both knees drawn up, and mummiform legs also connect her with Netherworld entities and guardian demons.

The statuette originally contained a cat mummy, the two together likely serving as a votive offering to a feline goddess.