This Egyptian sacred rattle was recreated to glorify Bast. Its tinkling evokes energy and a mood of good cheer.
Egyptian Priestesses used sistrums to create a circle of protection around themselves and the deity image and to banish unwanted negative energy.
Bast, the Sacred Cat, symbolized the moon in its function of making a woman fruitful, with swelling womb. She was also the Egyptian goddess of pleasure, music, dancing and joy.
11 1/4"" copper and resin sistrum, black gold color finish.