Bell

Nubian
Meroitic Period
about 435–431 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, N. 16

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.0 x 6.2 cm (2 3/8 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.916a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Hemispherical bell with detached suspension ring and faint incised decoration; clapper missing.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb 16. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition