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Figure of Sekhmet Seated

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 305-30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period (possibly)
    DIMENSIONS 3 7/8 x 1 x 1 9/16 in. (9.9 x 2.5 x 4 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.944E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Figure of Sekhmet Seated, 305-30 B.C.E. Faience, 3 7/8 x 1 x 1 9/16 in. (9.9 x 2.5 x 4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.944E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.944E_front_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 37.944E_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pale blue-glazed faience figure of a lioness-headed goddess. She is seated upon a throne the sides of which are decorated with an overlapping scale-like feather pattern. Her right hand is upon her knees; her left hand holds a lotus to her chest. She is crowned with solar disk and uraeus. Condition: Left side of figure broken away. Rear bears kiln rock marks. Chip in rear of sun disk.
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