Fragment of a Sistrum
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
ca. 664 B.C.E.-305 B.C.E.
Late Period to Macedonian Period
7 1/2 x 2 13/16 x 1 3/4 in. (19.1 x 7.1 x 4.4 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Fragment of a Sistrum, ca. 664 B.C.E.-305 B.C.E. Faience, 7 1/2 x 2 13/16 x 1 3/4 in. (19.1 x 7.1 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.320E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.320E_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.37.320E_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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Upper portion of a light blue-green glazed faience sistrum. Preserved is the double Hathor head flanked by uraei and the shrine-shaped extension above each with is now missing the rattles meant to be attached to the three pairs of holes.
Condition: Chip visible lower left through aegis; minor chips in aegis. Nose much damaged, probably in firing. Eye also damaged during firing. Other chips.
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