9 December 2004
THE PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN GENTLEMAN
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE AMULET OF SEKHMET
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD, DYNASTY XXI-XXV, 1070-712 B.C.
Blue-green in color, the lion-headed goddess standing on an integral plinth, wearing a tripartite wig and tightly-fitted sheath, her right arm held alongside her body, her left bent at the elbow and placed on her lower abdomen, holding a lily scepter, with a small cat seated beside her forward left leg
2½ in. (6.3 cm.) high
V. Kerpel, New York, 1980.
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