Large faience fragment of a double-sided Hathor head, which was the center part of a sistrum, a musical instrument that was used in rituals.The Hathor faces are nicely modelled and surrounded by a curled wig that is bound at intervals with ribbons. Underneath each face is a collar composed of beads. On either side of the triangular-shaped Hathor faces with cows ears is a uraeus, one with the Double Feathers Crown and Uraei, the other one with the White Crown. This piece was most probably used as a donation in a temple. It is attached to a wooden stand.
Date: Egypt, Late Period - Ptolemaic Period, circa 664 - 30 B.C.
Size: ca. 9,6 cm, with wooden stand: ca. 18,5 cm
Provenance: old collection (Spain, Barcelona), formed ca. 1960 - 1980
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