domingo, 3 de agosto de 2014

Wen- Djeba-En-Djed pendant

Gold pendant from the tomb of Wen- Djeba-En-Djed, senior official of Psusennes I. The goddess Bastet as a female figure with a lion's head, wearing the solar disc and uraeus. It represents the destructive power of the gods in female form, more frequently identified with the goddess Sekhmet. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 21st Dynasty, 1039 - 991 BC. Place of Origin: Tanis. Material Size: Gold, h = 7 cm. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Cairo . Location: 42A.

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