Faience Sistrum Inscribed with the Name of Ptolemy I
H. 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.); W. 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.); D. 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)
Rogers Fund, 1950
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
Sistra were musical instruments associated especially with the cult of great goddesses, including Hathor, Isis, Bastet.and others. Faience examples bearing a royal name appear to have been temple offerings.