Egyptian Bronze Sistrum

Fundraiser: Server Costs 2019

Please help us cover our server costs for this year. We are a non-profit organization and we would rather spend the money on our mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.

of $7,500.00
0.00% Funded
Donate Now


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.

About the Author

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.

Remove Ads


Cite This Work

APA Style

, L. M. (2017, May 19). Egyptian Bronze Sistrum. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

, Liana M. "Egyptian Bronze Sistrum." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 19, 2017.

MLA Style

, Liana M. "Egyptian Bronze Sistrum." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 May 2017. Web. 20 Apr 2019.

Remove Ads