Egyptian Sistrums

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Mark Cartwright
published on 07 April 2021
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Four Egyptian sistrums (musical rattles) depicting goddesses (Hathor and Isis). Late Egyptian-Ptolemaic period. Copper alloy/faience. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time writer, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2021, April 07). Egyptian Sistrums. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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