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Sistrum

Egyptian
Late Period, Date Uncertain


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: 29 cm

Accession Number

49.1920

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Musical Instruments, The Ancient World

Classifications

Idiophones

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