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Terracotta bell

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; wheel-made
Dimensions:
H. 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm); diameter 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.960
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
During the Archaic period, bells were often part of horses' harness. Clay examples were probably toys.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 741, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 235, pp. 149-50, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. cat. 266, Online publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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