Women were great musicians, playing on many instruments, especially the sistrum, sacred to the goddess Hathor.
Among these were the sistrum, trumpet, double flute, and others.
Of the drawings in it I need say nothing, and of the sistrum or sceptre only a few words.
Figure 62 represents one of the forms assumed by the sistrum of Isis.
Next moment she had recovered the sistrum and passed on with her head bowed.
Her blue eyes, filled with tears, were fixed on the sistrum which her weak, emaciated hands had hardly strength to hold.
We see here very distinctly the design of the egg- and sistrum- shaped bodies.
One of these shows a ritual procession, apparently of reapers singing and dancing to the sound of a sistrum.
Without speaking, the Hesea pointed with her sistrum to the Defender, who thereon broke the seal of his book and began to read.
He brought a horse in his right hand, a sistrum in his left, a sistrum of gold and lapis lazuli.