Pair of bronze cymbals

Greek, Peloponnesian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159

Inscribed in Greek, of Kallisthenia

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.

Pair of bronze cymbals, Bronze, Greek, Peloponnesian

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