Sekhmet was the goddess of destruction, she could control the demons that spread deceases throughout Egypt in the summer time. When pacified however, she could keep those demons away. This statue is 1m92cm high and 85cm deep.
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty (1485 - 1425 BC)
This clay figurine is a bound captive or enemy and was used in temple ritual to destroy the enemy. The spell written on this figurine is done in red because red was associated with destruction. After the ritual these objects would be destroyed.
Bronze chariot fitting in the shape of an animal head cast fully in the round with projecting ears, large eyes set beneath striated brows, and modelled nostrils and jaw. Gold and silver inlays enhance the features and add a geometric patterned surface on the underside. The eyes were formerly set with glass which has now decayed. A rectangular socket at the back, pierced top and bottom by square holes, fitted the head to a wooden shaft.