Statue of Sekhmet and Nefertum



Accession Number
W1163
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Gods case
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Period
Late Period
Dynasty
Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Material
Faience
Measurements
Height: 81mm | Width: 50mm | Depth: 35mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Nefertum | Ptah | Sekhmet

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Description

A faience sculpture of Nefertum and his mother, lion headed Sekhmet, dating to the Saite Period. The back-support of the deities forms a stela, the rear of which is inscribed with prayers to Sekhmet, her husband Ptah and their son Nefertum for 'all life, health and graciousness of heart'. Purchased by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1924 from the collection of Colonel John Evans.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 66]

3D Model