Sistrum is considered to be the oldest best known percussion-idiophone musical instrument. This Ethiopian sistrum - tsenasil is very similar to that of the Egyptian sistrum and is made of metal frame equipped with 5 movable metal disks loosely suspended on a wire which jingle or clash as the instrument is shaken. Tsenasil is strictly a religious instrument used in Orthodox liturgy during chanting and liturgical dance.
The Sistrum is handcrafted by the lost-wax method, and is unique.
Material: an alloy of silver, brass nickel.
- Sistro copto molto fine e grande
- lega d'argento
- Periodo stimato
- metà del XX secolo
- Paese d’origine
- 29×9×6 cm
- 300 g