[Sekhmet, the Lioness-Goddess of Memphis Figurine]

Sekhmet.jpg
ca. 1st millennium BCE

Sekhmet, meaning “powerful,” is depicted with the body of a woman and the head of a lioness. A daughter of the sun-god Re, she became the consort of Ptah of Memphis. She is associated variously with fire, war, and healing. Here she is seated on a throne holding a scepter in her left hand.

Title

[Sekhmet, the Lioness-Goddess of Memphis Figurine]

Date

ca. 1st millennium BCE

Description

Sekhmet, meaning “powerful,” is depicted with the body of a woman and the head of a lioness. A daughter of the sun-god Re, she became the consort of Ptah of Memphis. She is associated variously with fire, war, and healing. Here she is seated on a throne holding a scepter in her left hand.

Source

Private Collection of Emeritus Professor Douglas A. Knight

Files

Sekhmet.jpg

Citation

“[Sekhmet, the Lioness-Goddess of Memphis Figurine],” Gallery, accessed October 17, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/3456.