Goddess Sekhmet at Karnak, Egyptian Postcard c1920


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Goddess Sekhmet at Karnak, Egyptian Postcard c1920. Blank postcard in great condition. 

'Sekhmet is a warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing. Depicted as a lioness, she was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led them in warfare. Upon death, Sekhmet continued to protect them, bearing them to the afterlife.

Sekhmet is a solar deity, sometimes called the daughter of Ra and often associated with the goddesses Hathor and Bastet. She bears the Uraeus, which associates her with Wadjet and royalty, and the solar disk.

The Sekhmet statues, dating back to the New Kingdom of Egypt during the 18th dynasty and later dynasties, are statues of the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet. The statues can be found throughout Egypt, Thebes, Karnak and other parts of Africa. They are found throughout Egypt due to rulers moving them from their original location.'