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ITEM NUMBER: E-92
ITEM NAME: Sekhmet
SIZE: 8"H (20cm)
ITEM TYPE: Statue
ITEM MATERIAL: Casting stone
ITEM FINISH: Black basalt
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Egyptian Museum, Cairo. 26th Dynasty 600 B.C.

Together with her husband Ptah and her son Nefertem, Sekhmet made up the Memphis Triad. Her name meant "The Mighty One". Her nature being that of a Goddess of War, she accompanied the King to battle and was often described as his mother. She spread terror everywhere; the henchmen of Seth and even the serpent Apophis succumbed to her. Sekhmet was represented as a lioness or as a woman with lion's head. Her weapons were arrows "with which she pierces hearts" and a fiery glow emanated from her body. The hot desert winds were regarded as the Goddess's hot breath. She was connected with the fire-spitting Uraeus of the King and thereby became the "Eye of Ra". Sekhmet was also regarded as the one "Great of Magic" whose knowledge of sorcery gave her a place in the service of healing.
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