Ancient Egyptian faiance Shrine or Sechmet amulet - 19×12×4 mm - (1)

Description
Ancient Egyptian faiance Shrine or Sechmet amulet - 19×12×4 mm - (1)
664 - 332 v. Chr. - Egypt

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Double sided shrine of Sekhmet amulet: Sekhmet with and without staff on each side. Sekhmet is a goddess from Egyptian mythology, also known as the Eye of Ra. She is the wife of Ptah, and she was seen by some as the mother of Nefertem. Sekhmet had a lion’s head and was the goddess of retribution, disease and lionesses. In the eyes of the Egyptians, she was a very powerful goddess. Sekhmet symbolized the devastating power of the sun. Her cult took place mainly in Memphis.

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Provenance:
the seller has had the object in possession since 2019.
Acquired from: the gallery of C.M., United Kingdom.
Collected before: 1990.
The seller can demonstrate that the lot was obtained legally.

Important information:
for transportation within the EU, no export license is required for this lot.

Because of the importance of this object, an export license must be requested as soon as it has to be shipped outside the European Union.
This should be done via the Heritage Inspection of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. This can only be done after the sale and may take some time.

Lot details
Culture
Ancient Egyptian
Material
faiance
Number of objects
1
Object
Shrine or Sechmet amulet
Dimensions
19×12×4 mm
Century/ Timeframe
664 - 332 v. Chr.
Origin
Egypt
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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