Fragment of sistrum

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 9.2 x 4.4 cm (3 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4487

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment

Fragment of bronze sistrum; head of Hathor in relief on each side; heavily incrusted (bright green); handle has been mended with lead.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way