Bronze lion-headed Sakhmet wearing a sun disc and uraeus headdress. Striated tripartite wig.
The goddess is squatting with her knees drawn up to the chest and is wearing a tight fitted dress that reduces her body to a block-like shape.
Block statues are a characteristic Egyptian creation that first emerged during the Middle Kingdom.
Sakhmet was originally the warrior goddess, but also considered to be a healer and protectress against epidemics.
Egyptian, Late Period, 712-30 BC
H. 4.4 cm (1.7 in)
H. with stand 7.1 cm (2.8 in)
Intact, fine condition. Nice green and cuprite patina. On old wood mount.
Private NYC collection, acquired in the 1950s - 60s. Thence US art market (data to the buyer)
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.