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Clapper
1985 BCE-1069 BCE

Medium
ivory
Measurements
0.7 × 17.2 × 4.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
D139-1982
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1939
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
One of a pair of clappers, in the shape of a forearm and hand. The elbow end is curved and tapering while the hand is quite finely carved and incised. The fingers are separated at the top and then incised, the incisions gradually becoming shallower towards the palm. There are four incised lines across the wrist indicating jewellery. The elbow is pierced for joining with another clapper. The underside is roughly flat.