These four pieces of art date from the New Kingdom. Sekhmet literally translates as “the powerful.” Depicted with the body of a woman and the head of a lioness, she was the bloodthirsty protector of Ra, the sun god.

Egyptian. Head on the left, 18th Dynasty; three others, 19th Dynasty. Granite Full figure with vein of feldspar, 5’10-1/2 x 20-1/2″ (179.1×52.1cm); 3/4 figure, 45-1/4 x 17-3/4″(114.9×45.1cm); chipped head, 19 x 19″(48.3 x 48.3cm); head with sundisk, 23 x 10″ (58.4 x 25.4cm). Hearst Monument Collection, South Esplanade.