<em>Inscribed Handle</em>, 664–525 B.C.E. Faience, 3 7/16 x Diam. 1 in. (8.8 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1697E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1697E_view1.jpg)

Inscribed Handle

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664–525 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 3 7/16 x Diam. 1 in. (8.8 x 2.5 cm)


Accession Number: 37.1697E

Image: CUR.37.1697E_view1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Pale green-glazed faience sistrum handle. The handle is decorated with two columns of text and a feather pattern. The two inscriptions, although drawn differently, seem identical. "Words spoken by Bast, Mistress of Bubastis, Mistress of Heaven, (I) give Life, Prosperity, and Health"? Condition: Top broken off; chipped at bottom.

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