Glancing back to the temple, where your attention is constantly drawn, Benjamin
is now bewildered and fascinated with the silver statues of Selkis. Never before
has such attention been given to this Goddess.
The four polished silver, life-size representations are placed between the four
mounting ramps bridging the top most pool. In all their splendour they are recollections
of the famous sphinx.
Front paws extended out, which in this case are arms that metamorphose into
claws from the forearm down.
head of a woman with large bare breasts wearing the nemes head cloth, but here
the cobra sits as with the Pharaoh’s headdress.
Her six legs hug her scorpion-body (even though there should be eight) while
the tail curls all the way back and so that her sting is resting on her head.
The strange element in this picture is that the sting is very obvious and present.
The sting was not normally portrayed by the Ancient Egyptians in most repre-sentations
of this Goddess for obvious reasons.