Statue of Senenmut Holding a Sistrum

New Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 116

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.

Statue of Senenmut Holding a Sistrum, Porphyritic diorite

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