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n. pl. sis·trums or sis·tra (-trə)
A percussion instrument of ancient Egypt, Sumeria, and Rome consisting of metal rods or loops attached to a metal frame.

[Middle English, from Latin sīstrum, from Greek seistron, from seiein, to shake.]


n, pl -tra (-trə)
(Instruments) a musical instrument of ancient Egypt consisting of a metal rattle
[C14: via Latin from Greek seistron, from seiein to shake]


(ˈsɪs trəm)

n., pl. -trums, -tra (-trə).
an ancient Egyptian percussion instrument consisting of a looped metal frame set in a handle and fitted with loose crossbars that rattle when shaken.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek seîstron, derivative of seíein to shake (compare seismic)]
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This form of statue, in which an image of the donor holds an "emblem of a goddess," often a sistrum, first appears in the early years of Hatshepsut, when she was still acting as coregent to Thutmose III.
Whereas other priests in the Metamorphoses receive arguably unflattering, stereotypical descriptions, Mithras is given no physical description other than that he wears linen and carries a sistrum.
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A young worshipper offered his sistrum to me to try later on in the Mass and it is much harder than it looks.
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The instrument, called a sistrum, was used in dances, religious rituals and ceremonies, particularly in the worship of Hathor, the goddess of music, love and giving, according to Serhal.
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Her other title, "Chantress of Amun," means that she was a member of the temple "choir" or rhythm section that sang, clapped, and shook the sistrum, a rattle used in religious rituals.
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Swaddling--presenting a fine ivory sistrum newly acquired by the British Museum, a companion to another long housed in its Etruscan collections--shows that sistra or ceremonial rattles were not part of Etruscan cultural identity and more likely to be products of Hellenistic Campania, even though rattling instruments are found in Etruria (e.
Based on the ancient sistrum rattle, the Y-rattle is common throughout parts of Africa.
The activities range from making a mummified beast of the Nile to being creative with clay to making your very own Sistrum, an Egyptian musical instrument.