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.
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)
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Ägyptisch - Orientalische Sammlung
Ägyptische Sammlung, INV 77
1818, gift of Peter Jussuff
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