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Sistrum

Open-frame type sistrum with kneeling figure on top and ornamental handle. Both knobs on first bar and one knob on third bar, broken off.

Provenance

1918: included in T.E.H. Curtis sale, Anderson Galleries, NY, Nov. 26-30, 1918; by 1940, with International Studio Art Copr. (William Randolph Hearst); 1940: sold to Joseph Brummer by International Studio Art Copr. (William Randolph Hearst); 1949: purchased by the MFA at the second Parke-Bernet Sale of the Josph Brummer Collection, May, 1949 (stock no. N4714).

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, Date Uncertain,

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

49.1920

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments, Idiophones