London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE SEKHMET
LATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXVI, CIRCA 664-525 B.C.
The lion-headed goddess seated, wearing a close-fitting ankle-length garment, her left hand held to her breast, her right arm resting on her thigh, wearing a striated tripartite wig and collar
6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high
with Galleria Casa Serodine, Ascona, Switzerland, July 1957.
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Die Sammlung Hubertus und Renate Wald Hamburg, Hamburg, 1998, pp. 192-193.
Lion-headed goddesses represented cupping their breasts are rare in ancient Egypt and suggest the maternal aspect of the pacified goddess Bastet.
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