Here you find two Egyptian clappers, they would have been joined at the end opposite the hands (similar to castanets) and were used as a musical instrument. Clappers were often played together with Sistra (stock# GD-407), Harps and Pipes. The curved shape of the clappers shows that they were made from hippopotamus tusks sawn in two down the centre...
Provenance: Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).
While it was alive the Apis bull was regarded as the Ba of Ptah and its sanctuary was near the temple of Ptah in Mennefer...
Provenance: German Private Collection...
Provenance: Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946...
Provenance: Gustave Jequier (1868-1946)
Ex. Billy Jamieson (1954-2011)
Authentication: Gayle Gibson, Egyptologist.
Similar amulet is found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
For reference see: Genes...