Fragment of a bi-frontal Hathor mask, probably part of a sistrum This is moulded on both sides with the
head of Hathor.
Hathor heads in the form of sistra were often offered in temples to the goddess Hathor from the New Kingdom onward. While most were of faience, examples in metal have been identified at Timna (Pinch 1993, 145). However, it is more likely that this is a sistrum which was actually used for music making.
Hathor was closely associated with the sistrum and with music more generally.