Amulet of Sekhmet, Bronze
Sekhmet Pendant, inspired by a find from the grave of Ahhotep.Sekhmet was the goddess of war and rage. The lion goddess was the wild and untamed opposite of the cat goddess Bastet.
Sekhmet Amulet - Our Pendant.
The amulet of the lion's goddess Sekhmet was made after an amulet out of gold of the jewellery of the king's spouse Ahhotep from the necropolis Thebes west. The grave dates in the new empire, more exactly to the beginning of the 18th dynasty at the reign of the Ahmose, about 1554-1529 B. C. the amulet of Sekhmet is made of real bronze and is delivered with a gift box and leather thong. The Sekhmet amulet has got a size of approx. 45 x 10 mm.
In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet or Sachmis (also spelled Sakhmet, Sekhet, or Sakhet, among other spellings) was originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt, when the kingdom of Egypt was divided. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath formed the desert. She was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare. Amulets of Sekhmet were widely used and very popular. Sekhmet the lion goddess was often depicted with a human body at reliefs or as statue.
S.Schoske u. D. Wildung, Gott und Götter im alten Ägypten, Ausstellungskatalog Mainz (1992) 61.
H. W. Müller u. D. Wildung, Staatliche Sammlung Ägyptischer Kunst. Katalog München (1976)
|Delivery time||1 week|
|size||45 x 10 mm|
|Kind of replica||Pendants|
|scope of delivery||With jewellery case and leather necklace|