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January 28 2014

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Ancient Egyptian limestone scarab from the 18th Dynasty, with a stylized lion on the bottom. Sekhmet, a female deity who was also the fierce war deity and protector of the pharaohs, was depicted as a woman with the head of a lion.
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Ancient Egyptian faience lion-headed Sekhmet amulet from the Ptolemaic period. Sekhmet is seated on a throne wearing the conical crown of Upper Egypt. Linked with war and appropriate retaliation, her name, meaning ‘the mighty one’, was associated with the hot winds of the desert.

December 02 2013

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Ancient Egyptian brown limestone cosmetic jar, with a falcon seated atop the handle. The applicator with the upper part of Neferetum, the youthful son of Ptah and Sekhmet, known as “He Who is Beautiful” and “Water Lily of the Sun”. Egyptians often carried small statuettes of him as good-luck charms. 18th Dynasty. 1570-1342 BC

August 16 2013

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Ancient Egypt. Limestone cosmetic jar with a falcon seated atop the handle. The applicator with the upper part of Nefertum, known as “He Who is Beautiful” and “Water Lily of the Sun”. Egyptians often carried small statuettes of him as good-luck charms.

Nefertum is also known as the youthful son of Ptah, the creator god and Sekhmet, the goddess of war and vengeance.

18th Dynasty, 1570-1342 BC

June 03 2013

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Ancient Egyptian faience Sekhmet amulet on a base. The lioness Goddess was worshiped in Memphis as the wife of Ptah; created by Ra from the fire of his eyes as a creature of vengeance to punish mankind for his sins; later, was transformed into a peaceful Goddess of pleasure and happiness - Bast. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC

April 09 2013

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Ancient Egyptian, carved white marble Sekhmet, the bloodthirsty and violent Goddess of war and divine vengeance. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC (15” x 9”).

March 25 2013

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Ancient Egypt. Carved Lapis Lazuli open-mouthed lion with long mane. Associated with the lion-headed Goddess, Sekhmet. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC (5 ½” x 2 ½”)
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