Description Lioness goddesses were powerful deities. Most popular were Sakhmet and Wadjet, both closely related to the sun-god. Representations of lioness-headed goddesses should protect their owner or donor. This amulet displays a female goddess standing in a long dress. She has a lioness head and a long wig. The loop of the pendant is on top of her head. Identification of a specific goddess is difficult but it is likely that Wadjet is displayed because most other lioness-headed goddesses would have had an additional crown. Either such a specification was not necessary because the owner would have known which goddess was represented, or the amulet was meant to include all variations of lioness goddesses.
|8/03/1998||Examination||examined for condition|
Provenance Sheikh Ismael [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930
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