• Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from Bronze Age grave BM (2500 BC to 2250 BC), possibly a Royal grave - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian  ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" from possible Royal Bronze Age grave (2500 BC - 2200 BC)- Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
<br />
Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
<br />
Against a white background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
<br />
Against a grey art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
<br />
Against a brown art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
Against a grey background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
<br />
Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
<br />
Against a brown art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
<br />
Against a grey art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a white background.
  • Ancient Egyptian architectonic element of the temple of Aten, Karnak, limestone, New Kingdom 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background<br />
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This crystaline block from the riugn of Amenhoptep IV was part of the railing of the temple of Aten in Karnak. It is os a double form cartouche, which usually enclose the name of the king. Here insted, it contains the names of the sun disk Aten, the one god of King Akhenaten : "Ra-Harakhty rising in the Horizon" "in the name as the light which is in Aten". The name of the king is carved on the sides. The objects is therefore a links god with the pharoah. Drovetti collection Cat 1378
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted Stele. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Under the winged sun disk, is a god standing on a lion and across the god is a sitting goddess. The hieroglyphs reads "Karhuhas, the stag god" for the god, and "Kubaba" for the Goddess. <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted Stele. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Under the winged sun disk, is a god standing on a lion and across the god is a sitting goddess. The hieroglyphs reads "Karhuhas, the stag god" for the god, and "Kubaba" for the Goddess.
  • Ancient Egyptian architectonic element of the temple of Aten, Karnak, limestone, New Kingdom 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
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This crystaline block from the riugn of Amenhoptep IV was part of the railing of the temple of Aten in Karnak. It is os a double form cartouche, which usually enclose the name of the king. Here insted, it contains the names of the sun disk Aten, the one god of King Akhenaten : "Ra-Harakhty rising in the Horizon" "in the name as the light which is in Aten". The name of the king is carved on the sides. The objects is therefore a links god with the pharoah. Drovetti collection Cat 1378
  • Ancient Egyptian architectonic element of the temple of Aten, Karnak, limestone, New Kingdom 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
This crystaline block from the riugn of Amenhoptep IV was part of the railing of the temple of Aten in Karnak. It is os a double form cartouche, which usually enclose the name of the king. Here insted, it contains the names of the sun disk Aten, the one god of King Akhenaten : "Ra-Harakhty rising in the Horizon" "in the name as the light which is in Aten". The name of the king is carved on the sides. The objects is therefore a links god with the pharoah. Drovetti collection Cat 1378
  • Ancient Egyptian architectonic element of the temple of Aten, Karnak, limestone, New Kingdom 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey backcground.<br />
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This crystaline block from the riugn of Amenhoptep IV was part of the railing of the temple of Aten in Karnak. It is os a double form cartouche, which usually enclose the name of the king. Here insted, it contains the names of the sun disk Aten, the one god of King Akhenaten : "Ra-Harakhty rising in the Horizon" "in the name as the light which is in Aten". The name of the king is carved on the sides. The objects is therefore a links god with the pharoah. Drovetti collection Cat 1378
  • Ancient Egyptian architectonic element of the temple of Aten, Karnak, limestone, New Kingdom 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey backcground.<br />
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This crystaline block from the riugn of Amenhoptep IV was part of the railing of the temple of Aten in Karnak. It is os a double form cartouche, which usually enclose the name of the king. Here insted, it contains the names of the sun disk Aten, the one god of King Akhenaten : "Ra-Harakhty rising in the Horizon" "in the name as the light which is in Aten". The name of the king is carved on the sides. The objects is therefore a links god with the pharoah. Drovetti collection Cat 1378
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted Stele. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Under the winged sun disk, is a god standing on a lion and across the god is a sitting goddess. The hieroglyphs reads "Karhuhas, the stag god" for the god, and "Kubaba" for the Goddess. <br />
<br />
Against a brown art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted Stele. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Under the winged sun disk, is a god standing on a lion and across the god is a sitting goddess. The hieroglyphs reads "Karhuhas, the stag god" for the god, and "Kubaba" for the Goddess.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted Stele. Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Under the winged sun disk, is a god standing on a lion and across the god is a sitting goddess. The hieroglyphs reads "Karhuhas, the stag god" for the god, and "Kubaba" for the Goddess. <br />
<br />
Against a grey art background.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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In this statue of Sekhmet the goddess is called "mistress of Shenut" possibly linking her to the lioness goddess Repyt of Anthribis.  Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 248
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a Ram protecting King Amenhotep III, granite, New Kingdom, early 18th Dynasty (1390-1353), Karnak, Temple of Mut. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Black background<br />
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a figure of Amenhotep III as Osiris stands between the legs of the Ram. there is a hole in the top of the rams head for the insertion of a solar disk associating it to the god Amon, whose animal form is the ram, and with the sun god Re. The statue may have stood in the Soleb of Nubia. Drovetti Collection. C 836
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a Ram protecting King Amenhotep III, granite, New Kingdom, early 18th Dynasty (1390-1353), Karnak, Temple of Mut. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background<br />
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a figure of Amenhotep III as Osiris stands between the legs of the Ram. there is a hole in the top of the rams head for the insertion of a solar disk associating it to the god Amon, whose animal form is the ram, and with the sun god Re. The statue may have stood in the Soleb of Nubia. Drovetti Collection. C 836
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a Ram protecting King Amenhotep III, granite, New Kingdom, early 18th Dynasty (1390-1353), Karnak, Temple of Mut. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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a figure of Amenhotep III as Osiris stands between the legs of the Ram. there is a hole in the top of the rams head for the insertion of a solar disk associating it to the god Amon, whose animal form is the ram, and with the sun god Re. The statue may have stood in the Soleb of Nubia. Drovetti Collection. C 836
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a Ram proytecting King Amenhotep III, granite, New Kingdom, early 18th Dynasty (1390-1353), Karnak, Temple of Mut. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background<br />
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a figure of Amenhotep III as Osiris stands between the legs of the Ram. there is a hole in the top of the rams head for the insertion of a solar disk associating it to the god Amon, whose animal form is the ram, and with the sun god Re. The statue may have stood in the Soleb of Nubia. Drovetti Collection. C 836
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a Ram proytecting King Amenhotep III, granite, New Kingdom, early 18th Dynasty (1390-1353), Karnak, Temple of Mut. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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a figure of Amenhotep III as Osiris stands between the legs of the Ram. there is a hole in the top of the rams head for the insertion of a solar disk associating it to the god Amon, whose animal form is the ram, and with the sun god Re. The statue may have stood in the Soleb of Nubia. Drovetti Collection. C 836
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a Ram proytecting King Amenhotep III, granite, New Kingdom, early 18th Dynasty (1390-1353), Karnak, Temple of Mut. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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a figure of Amenhotep III as Osiris stands between the legs of the Ram. there is a hole in the top of the rams head for the insertion of a solar disk associating it to the god Amon, whose animal form is the ram, and with the sun god Re. The statue may have stood in the Soleb of Nubia. Drovetti Collection. C 836
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 255
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 255
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1156-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 251
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1156-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 251
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
<br />
In this statue of Sekhmet the goddess is called "mistress of Shenut" possibly linking her to the lioness goddess Repyt of Anthribis.  Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 248
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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In this statue of Sekhmet the goddess is called "mistress of Shenut" possibly linking her to the lioness goddess Repyt of Anthribis.  Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 248
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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In this statue of Sekhmet the goddess is called "mistress of Shenut" possibly linking her to the lioness goddess Repyt of Anthribis.  Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 248
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
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In this statue of Sekhmet the goddess is called "mistress of Shenut" possibly linking her to the lioness goddess Repyt of Anthribis.  Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 248
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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In this statue of Sekhmet the goddess is called "mistress of Shenut" possibly linking her to the lioness goddess Repyt of Anthribis.  Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 248
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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In this statue of Sekhmet the goddess is called "mistress of Shenut" possibly linking her to the lioness goddess Repyt of Anthribis.  Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 248
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 249
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 249
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
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This statue is unfinished and is in the stage before polishing. Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 264
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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This statue is unfinished and is in the stage before polishing. Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 264
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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This statue is unfinished and is in the stage before polishing. Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 264
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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This statue is unfinished and is in the stage before polishing. Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 264
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 263
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 263
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a Ram protecting King Amenhotep III, granite, New Kingdom, early 18th Dynasty (1390-1353), Karnak, Temple of Mut. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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a figure of Amenhotep III as Osiris stands between the legs of the Ram. there is a hole in the top of the rams head for the insertion of a solar disk associating it to the god Amon, whose animal form is the ram, and with the sun god Re. The statue may have stood in the Soleb of Nubia. Drovetti Collection. C 836
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a Ram protecting King Amenhotep III, granite, New Kingdom, early 18th Dynasty (1390-1353), Karnak, Temple of Mut. Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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a figure of Amenhotep III as Osiris stands between the legs of the Ram. there is a hole in the top of the rams head for the insertion of a solar disk associating it to the god Amon, whose animal form is the ram, and with the sun god Re. The statue may have stood in the Soleb of Nubia. Drovetti Collection. C 836
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a Ram proytecting King Amenhotep III, granite, New Kingdom, early 18th Dynasty (1390-1353), Karnak, Temple of Mut. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background<br />
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a figure of Amenhotep III as Osiris stands between the legs of the Ram. there is a hole in the top of the rams head for the insertion of a solar disk associating it to the god Amon, whose animal form is the ram, and with the sun god Re. The statue may have stood in the Soleb of Nubia. Drovetti Collection. C 836
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
<br />
Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 255
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 255
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1156-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 251
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
<br />
In this statue of Sekhmet the goddess is called "mistress of Shenut" possibly linking her to the lioness goddess Repyt of Anthribis.  Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 248
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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In this statue of Sekhmet the goddess is called "mistress of Shenut" possibly linking her to the lioness goddess Repyt of Anthribis.  Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 248
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
<br />
Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 249
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 249
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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This statue is unfinished and is in the stage before polishing. Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 264
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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This statue is unfinished and is in the stage before polishing. Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 264
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
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This statue is unfinished and is in the stage before polishing. Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 264
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
<br />
This statue is unfinished and is in the stage before polishing. Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 264
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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This statue is unfinished and is in the stage before polishing. Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 264
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 263
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 263
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 263
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of a Ram proytecting King Amenhotep III, granite, New Kingdom, early 18th Dynasty (1390-1353), Karnak, Temple of Mut. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background<br />
<br />
a figure of Amenhotep III as Osiris stands between the legs of the Ram. there is a hole in the top of the rams head for the insertion of a solar disk associating it to the god Amon, whose animal form is the ram, and with the sun god Re. The statue may have stood in the Soleb of Nubia. Drovetti Collection. C 836
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 255
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1156-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 251
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1156-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 251
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
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In this statue of Sekhmet the goddess is called "mistress of Shenut" possibly linking her to the lioness goddess Repyt of Anthribis.  Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 248
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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In this statue of Sekhmet the goddess is called "mistress of Shenut" possibly linking her to the lioness goddess Repyt of Anthribis.  Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 248
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 249
  • Ancient Egyptian statue of goddess Sekhmet, grandodiorite, New Kingdom, 18th & 20thDynasty (1390-1150 BC), Thebes. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey Background.<br />
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This statue is unfinished and is in the stage before polishing. Sekhmet, "the Powerful One" was a fearsome goddess symbolised by her lioness head. Daughter of the sun she personifies the disk of the world during the day. Sekhmet is the angry manifestation of Hathor inflicting the scourges of summer heat, famine and illness which is why the goddess needed to be exorcised every day. Drovetti Collection. C 264
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom E of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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Bedroom E, a private room with a bed (kline), was divided into antechamber and alcove. The room is probably a later reworking, as the doorway is off-center. The decoration of the walls, in contrast to cubicula B and D, is done in muted colors. Slender columns with a surreal superstructure frame aedicula with sacred landscapes. Three of these show travellers making a sacrifice to a herm of Athena. The images refer in various ways to the world of women. The little pictures along the walls of the antechamber show girls engaged in different activities. On the rear wall of the alcove, which has a picture with an amorous theme, the goddess Artemis is shown dressed as both huntress and moon goddess. Two Muses are on the opposite wall. The stucco decorations of the vaulted ceiling show idyllic landscapes with sacred elements and mythological scenes. In one, Phaethon asks his father Apollo to let him drive the chariot of the Sun. Other scenes show statues of Zeus, a statue probably representing Augustus as the new Mercury, disks of the sun, winged victories and grotesque figures, all done in very low relief with the elegance and delicacy of jewellery. The mosaic pavement of this room, known from a contemporary watercolor, had a pattern of squares and stars.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom E of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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Bedroom E, a private room with a bed (kline), was divided into antechamber and alcove. The room is probably a later reworking, as the doorway is off-center. The decoration of the walls, in contrast to cubicula B and D, is done in muted colors. Slender columns with a surreal superstructure frame aedicula with sacred landscapes. Three of these show travellers making a sacrifice to a herm of Athena. The images refer in various ways to the world of women. The little pictures along the walls of the antechamber show girls engaged in different activities. On the rear wall of the alcove, which has a picture with an amorous theme, the goddess Artemis is shown dressed as both huntress and moon goddess. Two Muses are on the opposite wall. The stucco decorations of the vaulted ceiling show idyllic landscapes with sacred elements and mythological scenes. In one, Phaethon asks his father Apollo to let him drive the chariot of the Sun. Other scenes show statues of Zeus, a statue probably representing Augustus as the new Mercury, disks of the sun, winged victories and grotesque figures, all done in very low relief with the elegance and delicacy of jewellery. The mosaic pavement of this room, known from a contemporary watercolor, had a pattern of squares and stars.

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