History Egyptian Isis Hathor holding Sistrum Sculptural wall relief www.Neo-Mfg.com 8.25"
SIZE: 8.25" x 6"
The Goddess Isis wearing the Menat playing the naos sistrum (sesheshet ) of Hathor, from the "Great Temple" of Sethi I at Abydos.
The ancient Egyptians call the sistrum as the shesheset or iba used in numerous celebrations especially for the cult of Hathor especially in the old kigdom. It derived its name from the sound the instrument makes when shaken. It was believed that this sound appease and attract the attention of the gods and goddesses. This practice may have been derived from the shaking of another symbol of Hathor – the papyrus flower. The shesheset variety is in the shape similar to the Naos temple above Hathor’s head embellished by ornamental loops on the side. It is usually slid in side a box of naos and is normally carried by women of higher rank. The iba version is a simple loop resembling a closed horseshoe with along handle and loose metal cross bars above the Hathor head.
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