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Faience Sistrum Inscribed with the Name of Ptolemy I

Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Date:
305–282 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
H. 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in.); W. 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.); D. 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1950
Accession Number:
50.99
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.
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