University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Sakhmet Necklace, 500 BCE [Object of the Day #2]

Sakhmet Necklace

By: Amy Ellsworth

This string of 30 gold cowrie shell-shaped beads, one gold pomegranate shaped bead with granulation, and two large barrel-shaped beads, one gold and one chalcedony. Cast gold pendant shows the goddess Sekhmet standing with her hands at her sides. Often shown with the head of a lioness, the goddess Sekhmet was a very powerful deity. […]

© Penn Museum 2015 Sitemap / Contact / Copyright / Disclaimer / Privacy /