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Castanet

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The handles are of wood. One castanet has muddy encrustation and a light colored handle. The other has whitish spots and a dark handle.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London. From Egypt.); Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous gift to MFA, May 10, 1906

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Hellenistic (?) Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 620.

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.2374

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments, Idiophones