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Sistrum fragment in the shape of a Hathor head

Late Period, Saite
Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.
From Egypt
H. 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 406
Acquired by Lord Carnarvon (d. 1923) in Cairo from Maurice Nahman). Carnarvon Collection. Collection acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art from Almina, Countess of Carnarvon, 1926.

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