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Standing Lion-Headed Goddess

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-343 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS overall: 3 1/4 x 13/16 x 7/8 in. (8.3 x 2 x 2.3 cm) Back pillar: 5/16 x 1/4 in. (0.8 x 0.6 cm) mount (display dims when mounted; Divine Felines-2015): 3 3/8 x 7/8 x 5/8 in. (8.6 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.943E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Standing Lion-Headed Goddess, 664-343 B.C.E. Faience, overall: 3 1/4 x 13/16 x 7/8 in. (8.3 x 2 x 2.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.943E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.943E_front_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 37.943E_front_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Blue glazed faience figurine of a standing lion-headed goddess (Sekhmet) wearing a tight dress and a tripartite wig. The figure is crowned with a sun-disk and uraeus. The back pillar, which reached to the top of the disk, is beveled towards the rear at the top. The inscription on the pillar is in plain-incised and incised hieroglyphs. Condition: Figure missing from just below the knees down; otherwise good.
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