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Head of a sistrum

Pale blue glaze, much worn; three holes in each side. From Tanis.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Eyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364

Findspot

Egypt

Accession Number

86.788

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments, Idiophones