Clappers in the shape of hands

Egyptian
New Kingdom


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna, S533

Dimensions

Overall: 15.5 x 3 cm (6 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1986a-c

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Musical Instruments, The Ancient World

Classifications

Idiophones

Two castanets or clappers in the shape of hands. Somewhat cracked and broken.

Provenance

From Semna, S533. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition