Late Period, c. 663-323 BC. Egyptian. Blue glazed faience amulet of Sekhmet enthroned. Leonine head, tripartite wig, female torso with left arm crossed over lap and right arm by thigh, and legs seated on block throne with a plinth below. A suspension loop behind the head allowed it to be worn. Sekhmet was a goddess of ferocious things like warfare and plague, but her amulets were often used to avert plague and bring health.
Size: L:39mm / W:20mm ; 5g
Provenance: From an old British collection of Ancient Art formed in the 1990 on the UK and European art market.