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Bell (after 1st-century B.C. Pompeiian type)

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Bronze. The handle is a sculptured ibis, the sacred bird of the Egyptians. Reproduction of a bell found in Pompeii.

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

19th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Height 14.5 cm, diameter 5.4 cm (Height 5 11/16 in., diameter 2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.2034

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Idiophones