Bronze bell decorated with kneeling captives

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Amanitaraqide
A.D. 40–50


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Beg.N Pyr. 16

Dimensions

Height: 5.8 cm x diameter: 8.7 cm (2 5/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.858a

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments, The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments

Base of hemispherical bell with incised decoration, kneeling captives.

Provenance

From Meroe, Pyr. N 16; 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