Egyptian double sided "Hathor" sistrum handle, 600 BC
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Aweidah Gallery - Jerusalem based gallery
P.O.Box 51067 - Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Ancient Egyptian faience sistrum handle with the head of Hathor on each side, wearing a striated wig and broad collar, uraei on each shoulder, surmounted by a shrine with central uraeus
Late Period, 26th Dynasty around 600 B.C.
One of the main cult objects associated with Hathor was the sistrum, a musical rattle. Its name is derived from the Greek, seiein, meaning "to shake". Music and dance were part of the worship of Hathor. She was also the goddess of love, music and beauty.
Measurements: Height: 9.5 cm - Width: 4.5 cm - Height on stand: 17 cm
Nicely mounted on a plexi-glass display stand of high quality
Provenance: Aweidah's Collection before 1970 - Declared & Registered at the IAA
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