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Lion-headed Goddess

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • Place Collected: Africa
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY XXVI Dynasty to XXXI Dynasty
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 9 3/16 x 1 13/16 x 2 9/16 in. (23.3 x 4.6 x 6.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 08.480.29
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Lion-headed Goddess, 664-332 B.C.E. Bronze, 9 3/16 x 1 13/16 x 2 9/16 in. (23.3 x 4.6 x 6.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.29. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 08.480.29_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 08.480.29_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2016
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Standing bronze statuette of Sakhmet. Conventional type with sun disk and uraeus surmounting her lion head. Left arm advanced clasping large lotus flower. Right hand clasps fragment of an object, now broken, probably an ankh. Left leg advanced. No inscription. Condition: Good. Attribute missing from right hand. Surface mostly a dull black.
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