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Naos-sistrum


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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."
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/21/1998Examinationsurvey
Exhibitions
  • 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

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Period
ca. 580-525 BCE (Late Period)
Medium
Egyptian faience with glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.465
Measurements
6 1/16 x 3 1/16 x 1 3/8 in. (15.4 x 7.8 x 3.6 cm); mount: 1 13/16 x 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (4.5 x 7.3 x 5.8 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)

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