Cymbals

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
5th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 622; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.670a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

Musical Instruments, The Ancient World

Classifications

Idiophones

Each has a ring handle and is inscribed: FANAXILAS
Green patina, somewhat crusty.
Found with phiale (96.673), spoon fragment (96.672) and cradle (96.671).

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: All [MFA 96.670a-b, 96.671, 96.672, 96.673] said to have come from the same tomb at Palaeopolis.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, 1896

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren