7 December 2000
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE SISTRUM
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI, 664-525 B.C.
Green and blue in color, depicting the cow-eared goddess Hathor with an elaborate broad collar, each side of her head flanked with a uraeus, surmounted by a cavetto molding originally supporting a naos, with a uraeus topped with a solar-disk in each panel, the columnar handle inscribed "the good god, the Lord of the Two Lands, Psametik, the son of the sun, Wahibre...sa...Neith, living Forever"
9 in. (22.9 cm) high
Antiquities, Sotheby's London, 11 July 1988, lot 52
Antiquities, Sotheby's London, 12 June 1997, lot 339
Crescent Gallery, Tokyo
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For a similar example see no. 91 in Friedman, Gifts of the Nile, Ancient Egyptian Faience.
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