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Hemispherical bell with detached suspension ring and faint incised decoration; clapper missing.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb 16. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, about 435–431 B.C.

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.0 x 6.2 cm (2 3/8 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.916a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related