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One small bell with tongue still in place; thin bronze; tongue extends below edge of bell for about 0.6 cm; loop on top broken off.

Provenance

From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb 18. 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, reign of Amanikhatashan, A.D. 62–85

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. N.), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 1.6 x 2.0 cm (5/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12402

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments