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Handle of a Sistrum Ending in Two Hathor Cow Heads

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 305–30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 6 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 7/8 in. (15.9 x 7 x 2.2 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze handle from a sistrum. The terminal is in the form of a double Hathor head with broad collar, wig and uraei flanking the wig. One of the uraei wears the red crown; the other wears the white crown. Details of the wig and collar are indicated by means of incised lines. Condition: Hole in bottom which is square in shape and may have been made to help steady the core. Facial features and details of wig and color are worn. Small holes behind both uraei. Seam open on collar. Dents and small holes near bottom of handle.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Handle of a Sistrum Ending in Two Hathor Cow Heads, 305–30 B.C.E. Bronze, 6 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 7/8 in. (15.9 x 7 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.586E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.586E_NegID_37.583E_GRPA_print_cropped_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE detail, CUR.37.586E_NegID_37.583E_GRPA_print_cropped_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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