Queen Twosert playing the sistrum
at Amada Temple, Nubia -- Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia CAIRO -- 3 February 2018: The glory of ancient Egyptian queens is not over yet, as Egypt Today presents to its reader a profile of one of the strongest queens in the history, Queen Twosert.
Se trata de un objeto religioso que, como el sistrum
, viaja con Isis por el Mediterraneo y se representa siendo sujeto por la propia diosa egipcia y/o por sus fieles, sean sacerdotisas o no (Krauskopf, 2005).
249), emphasizing the impact upon that great score not only of Pierre-Narcisse Guerin's "Enee racontant a Didon les malheurs de la ville de Troie" (which graces the book's dust jacket) but also of other objects, primarily exotic instruments (the North African tarbuka, the Trojan lyre, the Phrygian trumpet, the Thebian harp, and the antique sistrum
, double flute, and cymbals), that signify "Other worlds" (p.
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.
48) Jordan's drawing depicts the following: (49) 1) on the left side of the panel, an Isis-Fortuna-Victoria--winged, with lunar horns crowning her head, clutching a cornucopia in her right hand, a rudder in her left, balancing on a globe--leaning against a pillar on top of which sits a sistrum
Mirabile est dictu quod ipsa die, qua in Canatanazor succubuit Almazor, quidam quasi piscator in ripa fluminis de Guadalquiuir quasi plangens modo Caldayco sermone, modo Yspanico clamabat dicens: 'En Canatanazor perdio Almazor el tambor', id est, in Canatanazor perdidit Almazor timpanum siue sistrum
, hoc est, leticiam suam.
13) During the same period a range of Egyptian motifs were used as control marks on Roman coins; these motifs included the lotus, the Isis crown, the sistrum
, the hippopotamus, the snake, the mongoose, the heron and the pygmy in addition to the crocodile.
A young worshipper offered his sistrum
to me to try later on in the Mass and it is much harder than it looks.
The topics include miniature ingots from Cyprus, a newly rediscovered Cypriot tripod stand in the Florence Archaeological Museum, the triangular daggers of pre-palatial Crete, the Mochlos sistrum
and its origins, searching for the Early Bronze Age Aegean metallurgist's toolkit, the metallurgy of iron during the early years of the Iron Age, metal exchange in Italy from the Middle to the Final Bronze Age 14th-11th century BCE, and three copper oxhide ingots in the Sanhurfa Archaeology Museum in Turkey.
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.
And the fun doesn't end after the racing with live music from Sistrum
in the Horseshoe Bar after the last race.
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.