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Seated Sekhmet

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Sekhmet with the head of a lioness seated on square seat, holding ankh in left hand. Inscription of Amenhotep III.

Provenance

From Thebes, Karnak, temple of Mut. 1835: collected by John Lowell, Jr. with permission of the Egyptian government (Lowell diary 4:2, March 14, 1835); 1875: given to the MFA by John A. Lowell and Miss Lowell. (Accession Date: March 18, 1875)

Credit Line

Gift of John A. Lowell and Miss Lowell

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

Findspot

Thebes, Egypt

Object Place for Label

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 126.6 x 53.3 x 66.7 cm (49 13/16 x 21 x 26 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

75.7

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture