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Fragment of seated Sekhmet

This is the upper part of a seated statue of Sekhmet. A goddess of war, Sekhmet appears as a woman with the head of a lioness surmounted by a sun disk. In the New Kingdom, she became associated with an Egyptian mother goddess named Mut. This fragment comes from the precinct of Mut at Karnak,...

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From Thebes, Karnak, temple of Mut; 1835: collected by John Lowell with permission of the Egyptian government (Lowell diary); 1875: given to the MFA by John A. Lowell and Miss Lowell. (Accession Date: March 18, 1875)

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Gift of heirs of Francis Cabot Lowell

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1352 B.C.


Thebes, Egypt

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Thebes, Egypt

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The Ancient World