What is this contraption?
February 22, 2007 11:50 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone help me figure out what is in this image? I know that it is from ancient Greece and thats it. It has to be some sort of tool, maybe to catch fish? Any help is appreciated.
posted by pwally to Technology (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Could it be a sistrum?
posted by mckenney at 11:55 AM on February 22, 2007 [1 favorite]


Looks to me like a sistrum.
posted by Paragon at 11:56 AM on February 22, 2007


Wow that really only took five minutes. Thanks!
posted by pwally at 12:16 PM on February 22, 2007


Since I'm twice beaten to the ID, I'll note in addition that the face on the handle is probably that of the goddess Hathor -- the cow-ears are a dead-giveaway, sistrums were common cult objects and Hathor-head handles are very, very typical.
posted by Smilla's Sense of Snark at 2:01 PM on February 22, 2007


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