The Egyptian lion goddess Sekhmet represented female power. Her name translates to the powerful one. Sounds exactly like the right figure to stand guard at your chest! Kenneth Jay Lane created a few Sekhmet necklaces throughout his career; this one was made for Avon in the early 2000's.
Vintage metal, resin, crystals and faux pearls on string with screw clasp. Measures approximately 19" long. Excellent condition. As with all vintage jewelry, keep this baby dry and away from chemicals to protect the finish and string.
Sekhmet was one of many animal gods in ancient Egypt. Creatures that held symbolic positions of power include lions, leopards, vultures, falcons, and snakes to name a few.