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  • Pair of cymbals, Classical, 5th–4th century b.c.
    Greek, Peloponnesian
    Bronze

    Diam. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
    Inscribed in Greek: of Kallisthenia
    Rogers Fund, 1913 (13.225.5a,b)

    Cymbals were a favorite instrument of the Greeks, especially in religious ceremonies of an ecstatic character, such as were practiced in the worship of Demeter, Dionysos, and Cybele. The handles of these cymbals are missing, but pieces of their loop attachments are preserved.

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  • Pair of cymbals, Classical, 5th–4th century b.c.
    Greek, Peloponnesian
    Bronze

    Diam. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
    Inscribed in Greek: of Kallisthenia
    Rogers Fund, 1913 (13.225.5a,b)


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