Horse bell

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Tanyidamani
110–90 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Pyr. N. 20

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.8 x 11.0 cm (1 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.920a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

This bronze bell is of low, wide, bowl-shaped proportions with four incised lines around its body. A top element with suspension ring is a a separate component. The clapper is missing.

Provenance

From Meroe, Pyr. N 20. 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.

(Accession date: December 21, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition