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Upper Part of a Sistrum with a Cat

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES 332-30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period (probably)
    DIMENSIONS 5 3/4 x 2 3/16 x 1 5/16 in. (14.6 x 5.5 x 3.4 cm) mount (Divine Felines installed dims 2015 when mounted): 12 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (30.5 x 5.7 x 3.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Upper Part of a Sistrum with a Cat, 332-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 5 3/4 x 2 3/16 x 1 5/16 in. (14.6 x 5.5 x 3.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.585E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.585E_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.585E_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Upper part of a bronze sistrum. Preserved are the top of the handle and the loop of metal which it supports. The loop is pierced with three pairs of holes. On top of the handle is a small cat. Condition: Loop broken on one side near join with handle. Green corrosion near bottom. Numerous pits and scratches.
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