A statue of the lioness headed goddess Sakhmet, she is seated on a throne and wears the sun-disk on her head, originally she would have held the ankh-sign in her left hand. Sakhmet was associated with the Memphite triad, consort to Ptah and mother of Nefertem. A corresponding relationship developed between Sakhmet and Mut, consort to Amun in Thebes, both goddesses could manifest in leonine form. During the 18th Dynasty Amenhotep III set up hundreds of statues to Sakhmet in the Temple of Mut within the precinct at Karnak.
Sakhmet was regarded as a goddess of both warfare and healing.
|LIVERPOOL MUSEUM [03/061] LIVERPOOL
|AMENHOTEP III/AMENOPHIS III/NEBMAATRE
|HEWN; POLISHED; SCULPTURED