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Chariot bell (after 1st-century B.C. Roman type)

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Bronze. Square at bottom, tongue in the form of a ring, fastened by a piece of wire passing through a hole in the top. Loop at the top.

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

late 19th century

Object Place

Italy

Dimensions

Height 4.4 cm, width 3 cm, depth 2.7 cm (Height 1 3/4 in., width 1 3/16 in., depth 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2037

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Idiophones