<em>Sistrum (Rattle)</em>, 332–30 B.C.E. Bronze, 10 3/16 x 2 11/16 x 1 5/16 in. (25.9 x 6.9 x 3.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.583E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.583E_view01_PS11.jpg)

Sistrum (Rattle)

Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:332–30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 10 3/16 x 2 11/16 x 1 5/16 in. (25.9 x 6.9 x 3.4 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 37.583E

Image: 37.583E_view01_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Bronze sistrum. The terminal of the handle s in the form of a double Hathor head (human-face, cow's ears but no wig). The loop has three pairs of holes for insertion of the elements which actually rattle but only one of these elements is actually preserved (in the central pair of holes). Condition: Once broken in half at bottom of Hathor head but since rejoined. Holes and cracks in shaft; dark patina in spots. Surface on top of head corroded.

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