Statue of Senenmut Holding a Sistrum
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
- ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
- Possibly from Upper Egypt, Thebes; From Egypt
- Porphyritic diorite
- H. 22 5 cm (8 7/8 in.); W. 8.2 cm (3 1/4 in.); D. 12.3 cm (4 13/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of George D. Pratt, 1935
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In this small statue, Senenmut is shown holding a large sistrum, a kind of rattle used in religious ceremonies. The sistrum was particularly associated with the goddess Hathor, whose emblem (a woman with cow's ears) decorates the front.