Sekhmet Picture

Eygptian war goddess, usually portrayed as a lion-headed woman, associated with the sun. In her milder aspect she is Bastet, the cat-headed goddess of fertility.

This was originally just a doodle with no plan - the mask-like face began to look like a cat so I did some research into Eygyptian cat-headed goddess' and thought the angular cutting shapes in the painting suited a darker, war-like aspect, then added the sundisk to strengthen the association.

Acrylic on A4 paper
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