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Sekhmet II [Turin - 28 October 2011] | by Doc. Ing.
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Sekhmet II [Turin - 28 October 2011]

The avenging lion-headed goddess Sekhmet wore the sundisk head piece. Like this combative, fire-spitting goddess, the pharaoh vanquished Egypt's enemies. Throught her fire, Sekhmet was associated with the royal uraeus-cobra and the eye of the sun god Ra. As the city of Thebes gained power, the priest gave Mut, consort of the god Amun, greater prominence, so she was in the end merged with Sakhmet.



Dynasty XVIII, reign of Amenhotep III - 1388-1351 BC


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Taken on October 28, 2011