Ancient Egyptian Bronze Sistrum Handle
This interesting handle is in the form of the god Bes.
He stands on the back of a pair of lions on an integral
rectangular base. Bes was the protector of household
and guarded in particular women, children and childbirth.
For comparable one see:
- Günther Roeder, Ägyptische Bronzefiguren (Staatliche Museen zu Berliner Mitteilungen aus der ägyptischen Sammlung, Band VI) (Berlin, 1956),
p. 464, §632d and §632e; pl. 63: e,l,n
- The Resandro Collection, Christie’s Sale 14490, 6 Dec 2016, London, Lot 158
- Bes with Isis: Bonhams Antiquities, 28 Apr 2010, Lot 56
Date: Egypt, Ptolemaic - Roman Period, ca. 100 B.C. - 200 A.D.
Size: ca. 6,7 cm; c. 2.64 inches (without stand)
Provenance: Deaccessioned from a museum in Omaha, Nebraska (USA), about ca. 70 years ago. Since then in the stock of an antique-shop in Omaha.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.