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Lion-headed Goddess

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • Place Collected: Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26 to Dynasty 31
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 9 3/16 x 1 13/16 x 2 9/16 in. (23.3 x 4.6 x 6.5 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 08.480.29
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Standing bronze statuette of Sakhmet. Conventional type with sun disk and uraeus surmounting her lion head. Left arm advanced clasping large lotus flower. Right hand clasps fragment of an object, now broken, probably an ankh. Left leg advanced. No inscription. Condition: Good. Attribute missing from right hand. Surface mostly a dull black.
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