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Green faince rattle in shape of bird without feet or wings, with lines of black paint. A clapper of an unknown material inside produces the characteristic rattle noise.


  • ID
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Musical instruments
  • Findspot
    G 1171
  • Material
    Green faience
  • Dimensions
    8.5 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Catalogue General number
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Excavator
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Notes
    From excavations of George Reisner, 1904-1905
  • Remarks
    RELATED CONSTITUENT(S): George Andrew Reisner; RELATED SITE(S): G 1171; RELATED MEDIA: EMC_JE_VII_SP111LR; EMC_CG_069201-069852_073lr; MFAB_C11960_OS; MFAB_C11961_OS; MFAB_C11962_OS; ALTERNATE NUMBER(S): EMC_CG_69716

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 1171

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Full Bibliography

  • Hickmann, Hans. Catalogue general des antiquites egyptiennes du Musee du Caire. Nos. 69201-69852. Instruments de musicque. 1949. 72.

People 1

Modern People

  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.

Institutions 1