Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
5 3/4 x 1 x 1 3/8 in. (14.6 x 2.6 x 3.5 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Sistrum, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 5 3/4 x 1 x 1 3/8 in. (14.6 x 2.6 x 3.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.573E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.573E_NegID_37.573E_GRPA_print_cropped_bw.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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Small bronze sistrum. The base of the handle is in the form of two recumbent cats from between which rises a column with palm capital. Atop the capital is a Hathor-headed aegis flanked by two uraei. From this aegis rises the loop and, in the center, a small figure of a cat. On top of the loop is a damaged element which might be the figure(s) of one of two cats.
Condition: Dark patina; some pitting. approximately 1/3 of the loop is missing.
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