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Bell

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II ?
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; wheel-made and hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); diameter 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm)
Classification:
Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1267
Not on view
The bell is wheel-made and hollow. It is narrow in shape, flaring at the bottom. The knob is either in the form of a pomegranate or a flower bud with closed petals.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 743, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 267, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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