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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Pair of Lion-Headed Goddesses from Ancient Egypt

Wordless Wednesday



Small silver figure representing Wadjet, a goddess of Lower Egypt.
There is a large rearing cobra at the top of her head.
In her left hand, the goddess holds a protective ritual instrument
with a lioness head.
Egypt, c. 1069–664 BC.
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.

A lion-headed goddess seated in front of an obelisk
(a symbol of the sun god Re).
Bronze. Egypt, c. 664–342 BC.
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.