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clapper

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA23172

  • Description

    Slightly curved clapper: the crudely worked clapper is straight-ended at the top and rounded at the bottom; perforated at one end. There is no decoration, but on the underside there is a brief but spurious inscription done in ink.

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 3.2 centimetres
    • Length: 25.3 centimetres
    • Depth: 1.7 centimetres
    • Weight: 0.054 kilograms
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        hieroglyphic
      • Inscription Position

        underside
      • Inscription Comment

        Painted in ink. Authenticity doubtful.
  • Curator's comments

    Pair with 1889,1014.4

  • Bibliography

    • Anderson 1976 21 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    fair (cracked)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1889

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA23172

  • Registration number

    1889,1014.5

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