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A Faience Sistrum of the Goddess Hathor, late 26th Dynasty, circa 600-525 B.C.

in the form of a Hathor-head capital wearing a broad collar and striated wig bound in horizontal bands, uraei on her shoulders, the rattle above in the form of a naos supported on a cavetto cornice and containing on both sides a uraeus above a frieze of smaller uraei, the faces of Hathor each with finely delineated eyebrows and cosmetic lines. height 6 1/8 in. 15.5 cm. Est. 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold 46,875 USD

PROVENANCE: Spink & Son, London, 1929
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, The Cranbrook Collections, May 2nd to 5th, 1972, no. 357, illus.)
Sotheby's, New York, June 23rd, 1989, no. 55, illus.

NOTE: For a related example see Sotheby's, New York, June 1st, 1995, no. 49 (F. D. Friedman, ed., Gifts of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Faience, Providence, Rhode Island, 1998, pp. 215-216, no. 91, illus. on p. 102 and cover).

Sotheby's. Old Master Paintings, European Sculpture & Antiquities. 04 Jun. New York www.sothebys.com