Sekhmet Gold Pendant inlaid with Lapis Lazuli (Hallmarked)
Price: £ 1,500.00
Sekhmet 18ct Gold Pendant inlaid with Lapis Lazuli
Sekhmet 'the Powerful One' - Goddess of Magic and Healing. This is an 18ct gold pendant inlaid with Lapis lazuli
Size:  1.5" (l)(with bale 2.00") x 1.5"(w) (ear to ear) tapering to 1.00"
Weight: 14.5gms
This is a fabulous 18ct gold Sekhmet pendant that I purchased in Cairo for myself. However I have never worn it and it could be really enjoyed by someone who appreciates 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 pagues. 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.
Should you have any questions and/or queries do please  contact me and I will gladly reply.
Thank you for looking.
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