Total L. 40.1 cm (16 in.); app. tube Diam. 2 cm (¾ in.)
Purchase, The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, by exchange, 1977
Not on view
Rattle of gold-washed silver, hung with small pellet bells and crowned with bird forms. This rattle was shaken during the Zar, a therapeutic ceremony to contact a spirit that possesses a women. Drums are also used during the ceremony which is chiefly practiced in southern Egypt and the Sudan.