Group of the Goddess Sekhmet Standing Surmounted by the Sun Disk within the Embrace of a Jackal - Headed Bird
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
3 7/16 × 1 × 3 in. (8.7 × 2.5 × 7.6 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Group of the Goddess Sekhmet Standing Surmounted by the Sun Disk within the Embrace of a Jackal - Headed Bird, 664-332 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 7/16 × 1 × 3 in. (8.7 × 2.5 × 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.689E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.689E_view01.jpg)
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One solid cast figure of the lioness-headed goddess Sakhmet. She stands on a rectangular base and is crowned with a uraeus and sun-disk. Her lower arms are extended forwards to hold a mutilated object. Behind her stands a jackal-headed bird, whose wings are extended forwards to protect the goddess (they envelope her legs at the level of the calves.) The bird is crowned with a mutilated crown of an elaborate type.
Condition: Brown patina. Most features rubbed down. Ragged edges of plinth and headdresses as well. Surface greatly pitted.
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