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Clapper

Object Number:E302
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Gurob
Period: Eighteenth Dynasty
Nineteenth Dynasty
New Kingdom
Date Made: 1539-1292 BC
Early Date: -1540
Late Date: -1291
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Human Arm
Length: 28.1 cm
Width: 3.3 cm
Thickness: 1.2 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from William Flinders Petrie, 1890
Other Number:ES302 - Original Number

Description

Single wooden clapper stick carved in the form of a human arm. The fingers are roughly modeled. There are two incised lines at the wrist, transitioning into a flaring decorative element. At the other end, the stick is finished with incised lines in a diamond pattern. There is also a hole drilled through the piece for attaching it to another now missing clapper. The underside is flat.

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