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Bell-Gong

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The instrument's form is that of a disc with a hole in the center, through which passed an iron hoop, to the ends of which chains were attached for suspension. Each face is decorated with four concentric circles, incised. The hole in the center was enlarged by friction of the iron hoop...

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Provenance

By 1899: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Labelled Purnell Coll. '72. Bought in London.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 697.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.500

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments, Idiophones