ART 103 002
The Goddess Sekhmet
The work I’m choosing from my Museum visit is ‘The Goddess
Sekhmet’ and the work I’m comparing it to is the ‘Lamassu’ Guardian figures at
the gate of Citadel of Sargon II from the text book. Both of these works are
considered guardian figures but the Lamassu is considered more of a guardian
figure than Sekhmet because of the location and what it represents. It represents as
a welcoming/servant figure in front of the residence place of the kings palace or
worship place. The Goddess Sekhmet statue is made up of black granite and there
are lot of copies made throughout the period after which it had been found in its
original form. On the other hand the Lamassu guardian figures is around the world
in various different forms. Lamassu is made up of white limestones and alabaster.
The significance of these two works are very important in their time
period one in the New Kingdom and the other in Neo-Assyrian/Babylonian period.
The New Kingdom, sometimes referred to as the Egyptian Empire, is the period in
ancient Egyptian history between the 16th century BC and the 11th century BC,
covering the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Dynasties of Egypt.
The Goddess Sekhmet, whose lioness head with its...