Maker Egyptian
Title
  • Head of the Goddess Sekhmet
Date between 1554 and 1305 BCE
Medium stone
Dimensions Overall: 71 × 18 × 18 inches (180.3 × 45.7 × 45.7 cm)
Overall (head): 14 1/2 × 13 3/4 × 16 inches (36.8 × 34.9 × 40.6 cm)
Including base: 15 × 13 3/4 × 16 inches (38.1 × 34.9 × 40.6 cm)
Overall (pedestal): 56 × 18 × 18 inches (142.2 × 45.7 × 45.7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Lillian Henkel Haass and Miss Constance Haass
Accession Number 31.69
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View Egyptian: Daily Reverences, Level 1 (see map)
probably from the Precinct of the goddess Mut (Karnak, Luxor, Egypt).
by 1925 (Kalebdjian Frères, Paris, France);
1925, purchased by Mrs. Julius H. Haass [Lillian Henkel Haass, 1879-1960] (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1931-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Aga-Oglu, Mehmet. "A Group of Egyptian Sculpture." in Bulletin of the DIA XIII, 3(December 1931): pp. 26-28.

Bulletin of the DIA, XIII, 5 (February 1932): p. 60.

Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings--II. Theban Temples. Oxford, 1972, p. 264.

Peck, William H. "Egypt at the Detroit Institute of Arts: A History of the Growth of the Collection." KMT, 2, 3 (Fall 1991): pp. 16, 68.

Peck, William H. The Detroit Institute of Arts: A Brief History. Detroit, 1991, p. 109.