An ancient Egyptian bronze statuette depicting the goddess Sekmet, whose name translates as "the powerful". Sekmet was held to be the daughter of the sun god Re and worshiped as both a goddess of war, destruction, and plaque, as well as of healing and protection from pestilence. She is depicted as a female figure with the head of a lioness topped with a solar disk and an uraeus serpent (an Egyptian cobra in upright posture).


  • Title: Bronze Statuette Of Sekmet
  • Location: Egypt, Africa
  • Type: Statuette
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • Medium: Bronze
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): A440218
  • Photo Credit: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Archaeology
  • Accession Date: 1966-02-24

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