Pair of clappers

Egyptian
Middle or New Kingdom
2040–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.73.1-2

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments, The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments

These wooden clappers take the form of human hands wearing stacked bracelets.

Provenance

Between about 1905 and 1929, acquired in Egypt by Édouard Louis Joseph, Baron Empain (b. 1852 – d. 1929), Heliopolis; by inheritance within the Empain family, Heliopolis and Paris, to his grandson, Édouard Jean, Baron Empain (b. 1937), Paris; April 14, 2011, Baron Empain collection sale, Christie’s (sale no. 6060), London, lot 34, to Royal-Athena Galleries, New York; 2012, sold by Royal-Athena to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 28, 2010)

Credit Line

Miguel and Barbara de Bragança Fund