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Bell, incised decoration of vultures pecking out eyes of bound captives. Suspension ring separate. Clapper missing. Corroded away in places.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Meroe, Pyr. N XXIX [Excav. date] Mar. 1921

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.857b

Medium or Technique

Bronze, iron

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Musical instruments