Statue of the Goddess Sakhmet
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Amenhotep III
- ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Karnak
- H. 176 cm (69 5/16 in); w. 45.7 cm (18 in); d. 94 cm (37 in)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry Walters, 1915
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This lion-headed figure represents the goddess Sakhmet, whose name means "the powerful one." Sakhmet was goddess of war, violent storms, and pestilence. When she was appeased, her powers of destruction could be used to protect, and in this aspect she became a goddess of healing.
The inscription on the back of this statue names Sakhmet as mistress of an unknown locality.