Head of a sistrum with a rectangular frame with three pairs of holes. The handle is missing as are the metal rods with discs that would have passed through the openings in the side of the naos, supported on the head of the goddess Hathor with distinctive curling wig and wearing a broad collar. Hathor has a human face but bovine ears as her animal manifestation was a cow. It's thought that the sistrum's Egyptian name, 'sesheshet' represents the sound produced by this musical instrument. The handles are quite often inscribed and we have a few in our collection which have variously been described as mirror handles or kohl pots in the past. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, discoloured, surface dirt, chipped edges.