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Figure of Sekhmet Seated

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 305–30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period (possibly)
    DIMENSIONS 3 7/8 x 1 x 1 9/16 in. (9.9 x 2.5 x 4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pale blue-glazed faience figure of a lioness-headed goddess. She is seated upon a throne the sides of which are decorated with an overlapping scale-like feather pattern. Her right hand is upon her knees; her left hand holds a lotus to her chest. She is crowned with solar disk and uraeus. Condition: Left side of figure broken away. Rear bears kiln rock marks. Chip in rear of sun disk.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Figure of Sekhmet Seated, 305–30 B.C.E. Faience, 3 7/8 x 1 x 1 9/16 in. (9.9 x 2.5 x 4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.944E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.944E_front_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 37.944E_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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