London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF THE LION-HEADED GODDESS SEKHMET
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The striding figure wearing sun-disc and uraeus between her pointed upright ears, with gilded eyes, right hand by her side, her outstretched left hand holding a scroll(?), the hieroglyphic inscription of the dedicant in front of the feet reading: "May the great Sekhmet beloved of Ptah give life to Pa...t son of Pa-nb-thek", base and left arm repaired at elbow, mounted
9½ in. (24 cm.) high
Purchased in 1912 by Miss Gladys Grace.
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