Handle of a Sistrum Ending in Two Hathor Cow Heads
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Ptolemaic Period, probably
6 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 7/8 in. (15.9 x 7 x 2.2 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Handle of a Sistrum Ending in Two Hathor Cow Heads, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 6 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 7/8 in. (15.9 x 7 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.586E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.586E_pqg.jpg)
installation, Pharaohs, Queens and Goddesses Installation (2007-2008), CUR.37.586E_pqg.jpg
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Bronze handle from a sistrum. The terminal is in the form of a double Hathor head with broad collar, wig and uraei flanking the wig. One of the uraei wears the red crown; the other wears the white crown. Details of the wig and collar are indicated by means of incised lines.
Condition: Hole in bottom which is square in shape and may have been made to help steady the core. Facial features and details of wig and color are worn. Small holes behind both uraei. Seam open on collar. Dents and small holes near bottom of handle.
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