<em>Fragment of a Sistrum</em>, 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)

Fragment of a Sistrum

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 664 B.C.E.–305 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 2 13/16 x 1 3/4 in. (19.1 x 7.1 x 4.4 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.320E

Image: CUR.37.320E_wwg8.jpg,West Wing gallery 8 installation

Catalogue Description:
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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