Egyptian Bronze Sistrum

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Liana Miate
published on 19 May 2017

Egyptian bronze sistrum. Late Period, 664-332 BCE. Thebes, Egypt. From The British Museum, (photo taken at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)

This sistrum is decorated with incised scenes, including the goddess Hathor with bovine ears. Such instruments were used by female musicians to accompany temple rituals.

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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