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Cymbal, Egypt, Greco-Roman Period, 332 BCE – 642 CE
Cymbal, bronze

Cymbal, bronze

Accession Number: 74.51.5655

Clapper, Egypt, Early New Kingdom 1550 - 1070 BCE

Clapper, Egypt, Early New Kingdom 1550 - 1070 BCE

From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, cemetery south of Senwosret (758), Pit 547, MMA excavations, 1906–07 Second Intermediate Period–Early New Kingdom ?

Harness Jingle with Animal's Head
Naos Sistrum with the name of Apries
Roman Bell, bronze, Roman
Rattle in the Form of a Crouching Yaksha (Male Nature Spirit)
Archaic Rattle in the form of a heart
Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran

Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran

Western Iran Iron Age II-III

Bell, bronze, Europe, ancient Greek - musical instruments
Openwork rattle bell or pendant

Openwork rattle bell or pendant

Western Iran Iron Age

Clapper, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC
Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran

Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran

Western Iran Iron Age III-II

Bes rattle
Clapper, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

Clapper, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, cemetery west of Senwosret (758), Pit 771 fill, MMA excavations, 1906–07 Middle Kingdom

Bat / Hathor emblem from a sistrum
Bell, bronze, Europe, ancient Greek
Handle of sistrum, Egypt, Late Period (525-332 BCE)
Bastet holding sistrum, Egypt, Late Period (525-332 BCE)
Head of Hathor from a clapper the inscription calling the musician who used it "beloved by  the goddess Mut , Lady of Isheru  (Karnak)
Handle of sistrum, Egypt, Late Period (525-332 BCE)

Handle of sistrum, Egypt, Late Period (525-332 BCE)

From Egypt Late Period–Ptolemaic Period

Bell, bronze, Europe

Bell, bronze, Europe

Rome or Cologne

Bell, 1st century AD

Bell, 1st century AD

Pompeii, Italy

Bronze sistrum (rattle), bronze, Roman
Archaic Rattle in the form of a vessel
Terracotta rattle in the form of a pig

Terracotta rattle in the form of a pig

Child's rattle in the shape of a pig; wheelmade with a pebble sealed up within. Hellenistic

Roman Bracelet Bell, bronze, Roman
Terracotta rattle in the form of a pig
Harness Jingle with Stag, bronze
Rattle in the Form of a Crouching Yaksha (Male Nature Spirit)
Bes rattle, Egypt, Third Intermediate Period (1070–664 BC)
Statue of Senenmut Holding a Sistrum
Ostracon Depicting a Queen Holding a Sistrum
Cymbal, Egypt, Greco-Roman Period, 332 BCE – 642 CE
Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran

Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran

Western Iran Iron Age II-III

Bastet holding sistrum, Egypt, Late Period (525-332 BCE)
Sistrum with the Name of King Amasis
Sistrum with a dedication referring to a king
Cymbal, Egypt, Greco-Roman Period, 332 BCE – 642 CE
Cymbal, Egypt, Greco-Roman Period, 332 BCE – 642 CE
Votive Fragment, Female, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550  -1070 BC

Votive Fragment, Female, New Kingdom, Egypt, 1550 -1070 BC

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Temple of Hatshepsut, Hathor Chapel, Egypt Exploration Fund excavations New Kingdom

Castanets (clappers) - musical instruments
Arc Sistrum, Egypt, Ptolemaic Period (332–30 BCE)
Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran

Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran

Western Iran Iron Age II-III

Roman Bell, bronze, Roman
Sistrum, bronze, Europe
Harness Jingle with Mounted Hunters
Cymbal, bronze, Turkey, early bronze age iii

Cymbal, bronze, Turkey, early bronze age iii

Central Anatolia Early Bronze Age III

Chinese Rattle, bronze, China

Chinese Rattle, bronze, China

Accession Number: 68.125.1 Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220) or Six Dynasties (220–589)

Roman Bell, 1st century AD

Roman Bell, 1st century AD

Rome, Italy ancient?

Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran

Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran

Northwestern Iran, Caspian region Iron Age II-III

Faience Sistrum Inscribed with the Name of Ptolemy I
Cymbals, Egypt, Greco-Roman Period, 332 BCE – 642 CE

Cymbals, Egypt, Greco-Roman Period, 332 BCE – 642 CE

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes Roman Period

Cymbal, bronze

Cymbal, bronze

Accession Number: 74.51.5656

Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran
Gong, bronze, Vietnam
Head of Hathor from a clapper the inscription calling the musician who used it "beloved by  the goddess Mut , Lady of Isheru  (Karnak)
Pair of bronze cymbals, Greece
Roman Bell, 1st century AD - musical instruments
Cymbals with chain, bronze

Cymbals with chain, bronze

Accession Number: 14.105.4a, b

Pair of clappers, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC
Hathor sistrum head, Egypt, Late Period (525-332 BCE)

Hathor sistrum head, Egypt, Late Period (525-332 BCE)

From Egypt Late Period–Ptolemaic Period

Sistrum fragment in the shape of a Hathor head
Chinese Rattle, bronze, China

Chinese Rattle, bronze, China

Accession Number: 68.125.2 Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220) or Six Dynasties (220–589)

Rattle in the form of a poppy pod
Roman Bell, bronze, Roman
Upper part of a naos sistrum
Cymbal, Egypt, Greco-Roman Period, 332 BCE – 642 CE
Pair of clappers, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC
Clapper, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC
Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran

Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran

Western Iran Iron Age II-III

Two Daughters of Menna, Tomb of Menna
Pair of bronze cymbals, bronze
Roman Seshesh, bronze, Roman
Bell, bronze, Europe

Bell, bronze, Europe

Basel?, Switzerland?

Archaic Rattle in the form of an alabastron
Pair of clappers, Egypt, Late Middle Kingdom–Early New Kingdom 1640 - 1070 BCE

Pair of clappers, Egypt, Late Middle Kingdom–Early New Kingdom 1640 - ...

From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Cemetery, Deposit south of so-called "faience factory", MMA excavations Late Middle Kingdom–Early New Kingdom

Roman Bell, 1st century AD

Roman Bell, 1st century AD

Rome?, Italy? ancient?

Wooden Hathor column for a shrine
Bastet Amulet, Ancient Egypt, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Chinese Gong, Han Dynasty

Chinese Gong, Han Dynasty

Accession Number: 02.18.327 Han dynasty (206 B.C.–A.D. 220)

Faience Sistrum Inscribed with the Name of Ptolemy I
Clapper, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

Clapper, Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2040 – 1640 BC

From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht South, Mastaba of Senwosretankh, Pit 7, MMA excavations, 1932–33 Middle Kingdom

Naos Sistrum with the name of Apries
Sistrum of the Chantress Tapenu
Roman Bell, 1st century AD
Hathor Head from a Sistrum Handle

Hathor Head from a Sistrum Handle

From Egypt New Kingdom

Cymbal, bronze

Cymbal, bronze

Accession Number: 74.51.5654

Cymbal, Egypt, Greco-Roman Period, 332 BCE – 642 CE
Roman Bell, bronze, Europe, Roman - musical instruments
Sistrum Inscribed with the Names of King Teti
Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran
Rattle in the Form of a Crouching Yaksha (Male Nature Spirit)
Cylinder seal and modern impression: man, goat, griffin, nude figure, and "impaled triangle"
Sistrum with a dedication referring to a king
Rattle with Animals, India
Bat / Hathor emblem from a sistrum
Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran

Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran

Western Iran Iron Age II-III

Rattle with Figures, bronze and iron age period
Openwork rattle bell, bronze, Iran
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