The goddess Sekhmet was the goddess of health and protection. She was the one who controlled demons who could spread diseases and therefore the one to call upon to keep from getting sick of to get better.
Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26 – 30, between 664 – 332 BC.
Found in Naukratis (a Greek city in the Delta of Egypt) by WMF Petrie in 1885
Artemis, goddess of the hunt, is identifiable here by the quiver strap across her chest. The way the dress clings to the body (often called “wet drapery”) while simultaneously billowing around the figure creates an exaggerated sense of movement that is a signature element of Hellenistic sculpture. Known for her chastity and modesty, Artemis cannot escape the dictates of the style and its body-conscious modelling.
These case or box mirrors, constructed just like modern, hinged ladies’ compacts, were very fashionable from the later 5th century into the 4th century. The decoration of the cover was always in repoussé. Frequently there was another disk within this cover with an incised decoration of a mythological figure. The actual mirror is the highly polished top of the bottom half of the box. A loop at the hinge allowed the mirror to be suspended as a wall decoration when not in active use.
This statuette is thought to depict Concordia, the Roman personification of harmony, one of the four principal virtues of the Roman Empire. Concordia sits on a high-backed throne and wears an ornamental headband, a long tunic tied above her waist, and a cloak, which drapes over her left shoulder and lap. The figure likely held a libation dish in her extended right hand and a cornucopia (horn of plenty) in her missing left hand.
This sculpture depicts Diana. The head and both arms are to be attached (?) and are currently missing. There are holes for dowels. The drapery and legs have been repaired, the legs base, and support may be restored. There is an iron peg in the right side to hold a hand.