Small metal finger cymbals (Kymbala)

Greek
Greek
5th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 621; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1346

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215C)

Collections

Musical Instruments, The Ancient World

Classifications

Idiophones

One of a pair of cymbals (kymbala), the other is MFA 65.1347
There are two holes in the center for attachment to the handle. Crusty green patina.

Provenance

By 1965: Richard R. Wagner Collection (acquired in Istanbul); gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, November 10, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner