Description Depicted with cow features, the goddess Hathor was associated with sexuality, motherhood, and music. This sistrum, or rattle, is a masterwork of Egyptian faience, which is particularly fitting, as Hathor was also known as "mistress of faience."
- Mistress of House Mistress of Heaven: Women in Ancient Egypt. Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn. 1996-1997.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License