Bell

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


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb 18

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 1.6 x 2.0 cm (5/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12402

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments, The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments

One small bell with tongue still in place; thin bronze; tongue extends below edge of bell for about 0.6 cm; loop on top broken off.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb 18. 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