Reproduction of an Egyptian sculpture of the goddess Sekhmet, made of reconstituted marble (marble powder + binder). Finished with an ageing patina.
- Height: 20 cm. Width: 11 cm. Depth: 11 cm.
Reproduction of a statue representing the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet with the head of a lioness. The original figure is in the Egyptian Museum in Barcelona.
Sekhmet was the daughter of the god Ra, the creator Sun, and wife of Ptah, god of fire and protector of artists. One of the aspects of the goddess Hathor, in Egypt she was called “The Mighty One”, “The Lady”, and her energy even reached the warriors, who also took her as their patron goddess. She represents the will and strength of the soul. She symbolises destiny, understood as the application of the law of cause and effect, i.e. she executes the divine designs on Earth. A myth tells how the air god Shu, the spirit, and Thoth, the god of wisdom, went in search of her in the eastern deserts of Nubia, where she lived, and managed to appease her. The fire lioness then took the form of the cat Bastet, goddess of joy and love.