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)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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.
This item is not on view
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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