Sistrum Handle card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Sistrum Handle


Currently not on display


Green glazed faience sistrum handle. The handle is decorated with two columns of hieroglyphic text and a feather pattern. The two inscriptions are identical: "An offering the king gives for Ra-Horakhty, give Life, Prosperity, and Health". On a wooden mount with handwritten label: ANCIENT EGYPTIAN a unique COLUMN in glazed faience with sunken hieroglyphics back + front. B.C. 1100. RARE & CURIOUS CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, chipped, worn, discolouration, surface dirt. Compare with Brooklyn Museum, no. 37.1697E.