Bell

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Takideamani
A.D. 140–155


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia

Dimensions

8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.857b

Medium or Technique

Bronze, iron

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments, The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments

Bell, incised decoration of vultures pecking out eyes of bound captives. Suspension ring separate. Clapper missing. Corroded away in places.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Meroe, Pyr. N XXIX [Excav. date] Mar. 1921

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition