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Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 305–30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 3/4 x 1 x 1 3/8 in. (14.6 x 2.6 x 3.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE detail, CUR.37.573E_NegID_37.573E_GRPA_print_cropped_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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