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Clapper Fragment from a Musical Instrument
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Clapper Fragment from a Musical Instrument


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Description This fragment belonged to the top, perforated end of a clapper. On the outside face there are traces of fine, carefully incised design. At the top is a lotus petal. In the center, a pattern of squares is inside a "net" pattern. Below there are rows of wedges. There are two old breaks at the top end.
Provenance [Old numbers "1480" and "341"]; MacGregor Collection [lot 674]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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Period
1580 BC-1349 BC (New Kingdom)
Medium
hippopotamus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.539
Measurements
H: 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
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