<em>Group of the Goddess Sekhmet Standing Surmounted by the Sun Disk within the Embrace of a Jackal - Headed Bird</em>, 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)

Group of the Goddess Sekhmet Standing Surmounted by the Sun Disk within the Embrace of a Jackal - Headed Bird

Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664–332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 3 7/16 × 1 × 3 in. (8.7 × 2.5 × 7.6 cm)

Collections:

Accession Number: 37.689E

Image: CUR.37.689E_view01.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.

Brooklyn Museum