Sekhmet 18ct Gold Pendant (Hallmarked)
Price: £ 1,500.00
A fabulous 18ct gold Sekhmet pendant inlaid with L
A beautiful 18ct gold Sekhmet pendant inlaid with Lapis Lazuli.
Size: 1.5"(l) (with bale 2.0") x 1.5"w( tapering down to 1.0")
Style: Pendant in the form of the head of Sekhmet
Lapis Lazuli is natural stone
Metal Purity is 18ct
Country of Manufacture is Egypt
Unbranded
Sekhmet ' the Powerful One Goddess of Magic and Healing - 18ct gold pendant inlaid with Lapis Lazuli.
This fabulous pendant I purchased in Cairo for myself about one year ago. Sadly I have never had the occasion to wear it and so have decided to display it on my website in the hope that it will be bought by someone who can enjoy and really appreciate it.
Here Sekhmet is shown as the head of a lioness. The lion goddess, Sekhmet, was the wife of Ptah, to whom she was a kind of opposite. She appeared in the form of a lion or of a woman with the head of a lion. Sekhmet, whose name means 'the powerful one' accompanied the ruler into war and, at times, she was even called the mother of the ruler. In her furious aspect she was even superior to the followers of Set and the Apophis snake. Her weapons were the hot desert wind and arrows which she shot into the hearts of her enemies. In this way Sekhmet also became the fire-breathing Uraeus snake and thus the Eye of Ra. In her infinite fury she also spread fear and fright through diseases and plagues. If her wrath could be appeased she became full of magic and bore the additional name Werethekay. In this characteristic she used her power for healing and also accelerated the restoration of order in the Kingdom. Physicians were also called 'priests of Sekhmet'. Sekhmet was worshipped in Memphis as the wife of Ptah and mother of their son Nefertem.
This is a truly authentic piece of 18ct gold jewellery which I purchased from a gold fabrique in Cairo.
Any questions and/or queries do please contact me and I will gladly reply.
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