Pair of clappers
Middle or New Kingdom
Length: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
These wooden clappers take the form of human hands wearing stacked bracelets.
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)
Miguel and Barbara de Bragança Fund