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  • Description

    Upper section of a granodiorite statue of Sekhmet, wearing sun disc, the edges of the dorsal column are moulded and the top rounded off. Uraeus broken from front of the disk. Both arms lost. The straps of the dress are decorated with rosettes.

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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 93 centimetres (max)
    • Width: 39 centimetres
    • Depth: 45 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    PM II (2): p.265

  • Exhibition history


    2006-2015 (Renewable), Glasgow, Kelvingrove, Long term loan.

  • Condition

    fair (incomplete)

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    6 August 1990

    Treatment proposal

    Clean. Retouch base.


    Surface soil of greasy dirt. Plaster of Paris filling at base uncoloured/black.

    Treatment details

    Cleaned with distilled water using a steam cleaner. Coloured with Rowney Cryla acrylic paints and a soft brush.

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    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

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  • Additional IDs

    • ES.87
Sandstone figure of Pa-sr, Vizier.

Sandstone figure of Pa-sr, Vizier.

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