|EGYPTIAN BRONZE COBRA WITH THE HEAD OF A LION
A rare representation of Sekhmet, the body arched with rearing head. The details incised; with traces of gilding.
XXVIth Dynasty, 664-525 BC
H. 2 5/8 in. (6.8 cm.)
Ex E. B. collection, Orion, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in January 2004.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XI (2000), no. 135.
On loan to George Mason Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum - 2004-2016.
Cf. G. Roeder, Agyptische Bronzewerke (1937), p. 390.