sistrum (Ancient Egyptian rattle)

~ Percussion instrument

Description

Used in sacred rituals, it is made of metal or clay rattle with metal discs which jangle when shook.
Not to be confused with the West African calabash sistrum or disc rattle (n'goso m'bara)

Relationships

from:Egypt
Ethiopia
type of:shaken idiophone
information page:https://saisaibatake.ame-zaiku.com/musical_instrument/gakki_jiten_sistrum.html [info]
picture:https://staticbrainz.org/irombook/sistrum/sistrum.png [info]
Wikidata:Q426948 [info]