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Sekhmet amulet
945 BCE-656 BCE

Medium
faience
Measurements
5.6 × 1.8 × 3.1 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
D103-1982
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Accessioned, 1982
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Amulet of Sekhmet, the lion-headed goddess, seated on a throne. Her left ear and whatever she was holding in her right hand are broken. Traces of green glaze around the base of the throne, down the back of Sekhmet and on her face and feet. The sides of the throne appear to be formed by the snake god Nebekhau. There is a loop at the back of her head for suspension.