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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
MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 664 B.C.E.-305 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period to Macedonian Period
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 2 13/16 x 1 3/4 in. (19.1 x 7.1 x 4.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    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.
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.37.320E_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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