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.