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Egyptian Sistrum

Sistrum, ancient Egyptian musical instrument associated with their their gods, specifically the female God, Hathor.

Meritaten, daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

Mektaten, the second daughter of six born to the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten and his Wife Nefertiti

Standing Wood Gilded Statue of Lady Tuty - Egypt ca. 1390-1352 B.C.E.

Standing Wood Gilded Statue of Lady Tuty Egypt ca. Lady Tuty’s statuette was discovered in a communal tomb at Medinet Gurob. The style of Tuty’s sculpture is more traditional than a statue of Lady Mi also found at the tomb.

Giacomo Rocking Chair, Walnut and Woven Paper Cord

Giacomo Rocking Chair, Walnut and Woven Paper Cord

The sistrum was a musical instrument formed as a sticklike wooden or metal object, with a frame and small metal disks that rattled when the instrument was shaken by hand. It produced a soft jangling sound resembling a breeze blowing through papyrus reeds. The sistrum was called shesheset by the ancient Egyptians and was a favored instrument in many religious ceremonies and rites, especially those associated with Hathor, Bastet, Isis (above).The sistrum’s basic shape resembled the ankh, the

Roman Isis holding a sistrum and oinochoe and wearing a garment tied with a characteristic knot, from the time of Hadrian AD).

Nai - Ancient  Egyptian Musical Instrument Trumpets over 3,300 years old, discovered in the tomb of the ancient Egyptian king, Tutankhamun. These instruments are the only two surviving trumpets from ancient Egypt

Nai - Ancient Egyptian Musical Instrument Trumpets over years old, discovered in the tomb of the ancient Egyptian king, Tutankhamun. These instruments are the only two surviving trumpets from ancient Egypt

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