Seated Sekhmet

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1352 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, temple of Mut

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 126.6 x 53.3 x 66.7 cm (49 13/16 x 21 x 26 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

75.7

Medium or Technique

Granodiorite

On View

Egypt: Sculpture and Tomb Chapels (Gallery 209)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Sekhmet with the head of a lioness seated on square seat, holding ankh in left hand. Inscription of Amenhotep III.

Provenance

From Thebes, Karnak, temple of Mut. 1835: collected by John Lowell, Jr. with permission of the Egyptian government (Lowell diary 4:2, March 14, 1835); 1875: given to the MFA by John A. Lowell and Miss Lowell.
(Accession Date: March 18, 1875)

Credit Line

Gift of John A. Lowell and Miss Lowell