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Statuette
Date Made/Found: 1200-150 BC
Donor: Reverend Greville John Chester , British, 1830 - 1892
Artist: Reverend Greville John Chester , British, 1830 - 1892
Material and Medium: Calcite
Dimensions: 57 × 40 × 38mm (2 1/4 × 1 9/16 × 1 1/2in.)
Place Object Found: Tell el-Yahudiya
Department: Archaeology
Accession Number: J19.8.75.46
This the upper part of ancient Egyptian stauette of the goddess Sekhmet. She was a lioness goddess associated with destruction. She also protected people against disease.

The ancient Egyptians added more and more gods to their religion over time until they worshipped more than 2000 gods. A small number were worshipped across the whole country throughout the centuries. The most important was the sun-god Ra, or Amun-Ra. He was the king of the gods and under him were other gods including Osiris, Isis, Horus and Anubis. Some gods were only worshipped in local temples or people’s homes.
Display Location: Weston Park Museum

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