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Curved clapper in form of a right hand with Hathor head below: the elongated thumbs and fingers have the nails carved out, though these are missing on the first two fingers; there is a slight depression between each of the digits. The wrist shows an elaborate bracelet. The Hathor head has a curled wig held back in seven places and is surmounted with a decorative frieze. The curved handle is rounded at the end and pierced with a hole.
Height: 33.50 centimetres
Weight: 0.25 kilograms
Width: 13 centimetres (inc. curve)
Width: 5.10 centimetres
Depth: 1.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Pair with 1888,0512.88
G. Pinch, Magic in Ancient Egypt (London 1994), fig.42.
J.H. Taylor & D. Antoine, Ancient lives, new discoveries, London 2014, p. 126.
Originally considered as bone, but identified as ivory (D. Antoine, 2014)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2014, 22/5/-30/11. London. BM. Ancient Lives.
2016-2017 10 Oct-30 Apr, Sydney, Powerhouse Museum, Ancient Lives
2017 16 Jun-18 Oct, Hong Kong Science Museum, Ancient Lives
2017-2018 14 Nov-20 Feb, Taiwan, National Palace Museum, Ancient Lives
2018 16 Mar-22 Jul, Brisbane, Queensland Museum of Art, Ancient Lives
2019-2020 14 Sept- 28 Jun, Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts, Ancient Lives EXTENDED DUE TO COVID19
2020-2021, 19 Sept - 21 Mar, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, Ancient Lives
- fair (mended in several places)
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
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