Her naked arms were bare of ornament, and in her right hand she held the jewelled sistrum set with its gems and bells.
"Ayesha" by H. Rider Haggard
Tachot seemed to notice this, for she raised her eyes from the sistrum and looked kindly and gratefully at the crowd.
"An Egyptian Princess, Complete" by Georg Ebers
It is in fact a sistrum, in which the regular proportions of the parts are disregarded.
"Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt" by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
The sistrum was, properly speaking, not considered a musical instrument at all.
"Critical & Historical Essays" by Edward MacDowell
The goddess Bast is depicted with a cat's head, holding the sistrum, i.e.
"Animal Ghosts" by Elliott O'Donnell
One evening, standing with the sistrum in my hand, I was coaxing Greek sailors to dance.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
One like a sistrum, the Egyptian musical instrument.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Among these were the sistrum, trumpet, double flute, and others.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Steps led up to the altar, and upon them were disposed young priests and priestesses with tympani and sistrums, with flutes and tabours.
"Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity" by Alexandre Kuprin
He brought a horse in his right hand, a sistrum in his left, a sistrum of gold and lapis lazuli.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 13" by Various
And at every pause was heard the sound of the sistrums, of cymbals, of tabors, of psalteries, of bagpipes, harps, and sackbuts.
"Voltaire's Romances" by François-Marie Arouet
I may not sing: only the sistrum may sound to-night.
"The Tour" by Louis Couperus
Figures 70, 71, represent the shape of the sistrum of Isis, the fruit of the fig, and the yoni.
"Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism With an Essay on Baal Worship, On The Assyrian Sacred "Grove," And Other" by Thomas Inman
Whole nights were spent sitting in the temple amid the rattling of the sistrum.
"The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire" by T. R. Glover
The fiddle has four strings, as the sistrum had four bars.
"The Grotesque in Church Art" by T. Tindall Wildridge