Bell

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Amanikhatashan
A.D. 62–85


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia; Findspot: Nubia, Meroe, Pyramid N XVIII

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.5 X 9.7 cm (1 3/4 X 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.915

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments, The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments

Hemispherical. Sign incised in four places. Clapper and suspension ring missing.

Provenance

From Meroe, Pyramid N XVIII. March, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1924: assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition