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Great Sphinx The Nile
Leisure Temple
The mummy
Book of the Dead
The Gods
Old and New Kingdom
The writing and scribes
Room Campana
Room of Bronzes

  The decorated Sistrum
on the head of the goddess Hathor

E 678, E 681

Sully Room 10 4 showcase

Late Period or later
after 664 BC

The rustle of metal discs and metal rods on the inside of a cabinet resonance.

The castanets were associated with the goddess Hathor.

His face with a cow’s ears often decorates the arm.
The name of this musical instrument is used only once in the Scriptures. They stem from a root meaning "to tremble, be shaken" (2 Samuel 6:5). This kind of rattle is still used in Ethiopia during the mass.


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