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Seated statue of the goddess Sakhmet

18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, 1410–1372 BC, Presumably from the Mut Temple at Karnak



Seated statue of the goddess Sakhmet

The goddess Sakhmet, “the powerful one,” sits on a throne with a low back rest. Atop her leonine head there is a sun disk with uraeus-serpent. Her woman’s body is clothed in a form-fitting dress with shoulder straps, and she wears a collar-like necklace, bracelets, and anklets. In her left hand Sakhmet holds the ankh-sign, the symbol of life.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Raum IX

Object data

Object Name





New Kingdom


18th Dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, 1410–1372 BC




H 197 cm, B 45,9 cm, T 101,7 cm rekonstruiert
G 1180 kg (inkl Palettensockel)

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Ägyptisch - Orientalische Sammlung

Inv. No.

Ägyptische Sammlung, INV 77


1818, gift of Peter Jussuff

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