shaky

shaky

While walking through the Metropolitan Museum this weekend, this Egyptian Bronze Sistrum caught my eye.  Sistrums were musical rattles used in ritual processions where the sound of the instrument seems to have been regarded as protective.  The word ‘sistrum’ is derived from the Greek, seiein, meaning “to shake”.

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Published in: on July 8, 2009 at 8:15 pm  Comments (4)  

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Interesting looking device!

  2. Beautiful job!

  3. oooh we made these in 5th grade! we used metal bottle caps as shakers and decorated them with egyptian hieroglyphs…
    thank you for making me smile 🙂

  4. Ted!

    Excellent work, I was so happy to find your Blog!


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