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Wikipedia Image of the Week #6


This is the sixth in a blog series that features a collections object from images that we have donated to Wikipedia. Read the first blog post to learn more about why and how we have donated more than 264 images to Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia's image repository.

We need your help! Can you think of Wikipedia articles where this image can be added? First, read on to learn more about the object from our Cultural World curator, Tris Perkins. Then, tell us where you think this image belongs in Wikipedia! 



Image: cc by-sa 3.0 The Children's Museum of Indianapolis 

Sekhmet figure

  • Year: 712 BC - 395 AD, Late Period, 26th - 31st Dynasties
  • Location: Ancient Egypt
  • Accession Number: 2007.157.1

This statue represents the lion-headed deity Sekhmet (Sakhmet, Sekhet), known as the Sun Goddess.  She represented the destructive force of the sun.  Associated with war and retribution, it was said that she used arrows to pierce her enemies with fire.  Her breath was the hot desert wind.  Her body took on the glare of the midday sun. This figure was displayed inside of a tomb and probably originally had a sun disk headdress atop her head (now missing).  She carries an uas scepter and displays carvings of the Eye of Horus and lotus flowers.

Help us make an impact! So far this image does not appear in any English Wikipedia articles. Can you think of any articles that should include it?  Do some browsing and be creative. Leave a comment and we’ll share your suggestions with the Wikipedia community. Then, come back in a week to see where in Wikipedia this image ends up!

Don't forget, you can also suggest articles for the Electric Marx MobileQuail TrapAlaskan Red King CrabBaculites, and the Cricket-shaped Hair Pin.


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