Decorated iron bell

Nubian
Meroitic Period, reign of Takideamani
A.D. 140–155


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg N, pyramid 29

Dimensions

8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.857a

Medium or Technique

Bronze, iron

Not On View

Collections

Musical Instruments, The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments

Bell, one of a pair. Iron tongue. Through ring on top is a piece of iron, part of the loop on which it was hung.

Provenance

From Meroe, Pyr. N 29; 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