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Bronze bell decorated with bound captives

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


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. N. 18

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.9 x 5.6 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.859

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments, The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments

Octagonal, with suspension ring. Clapper missing. Incised standing bound captives.

Provenance

From Meroe, Pyramid Beg. N 18. March, 1921: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition