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Ancient Greek Sistrum ()


A modern reconstruction of the ancient Greek musical instrument, the sistrum (rattle). (Museum of Ancient Greek Musical Instruments, Katakolon)

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Authentic ancient pre-Columbian musical instruments - artifacts for sale.

Egyptian Sistrum

Sistrum, ancient Egyptian musical instrument associated with their their gods, specifically the female God, Hathor.

Questo imponente lira d'argento è stata realizzata in Mesopotamia (odierno Iraq meridionale) più di 4.000 anni fa. La musica era un aspetto importante di ogni celebrazione e occasioni rituali nell'antica Mesopotamia.

Lyres from The Royal Tombs of Ur (ca 2550 BCE) (not RCCF calibrated) - Ur (Sumerian: Urim) was an important Sumerian city-state in ancient Mesopotamia located at the site of modern Tell el-Muqayyar in Iraq's Dhi Qar Governorate.

The benas, a single and double Sardinian reed clarinet

Ancient reed instruments were easy to make. The supplies were readily available in nature and plentiful. Ancient musicians created single and double reed instruments as well as varied the length, producing different timbres and tonal abilities.

Sistrum, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6, reign of Teti, ca. 2323–2291 B.C.  Egyptian  Egyptian alabaster

Alabaster Sistrum (percussion instrument) Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty reign of Teti, BC

Isis is an ancient Egyptian goddess, associated with the earlier goddess Hathor, who became the most popular and enduring of all the Egyptian deities.