Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
30 C.E.-395 C.E.
Roman Period (or later)
4 3/4 × 3 1/16 × 2 11/16 in. (12 × 7.8 × 6.8 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Bell, 30 C.E.-395 C.E. Bronze, 4 3/4 × 3 1/16 × 2 11/16 in. (12 × 7.8 × 6.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.580.121. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.16.580.121_view01.jpg)
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Bronze bell. Base oblong resting on four short legs. Sides flat and taper to curved top. Large loop handle divided in center by depression on top of bell. Outer ends of handle curved. Front face of bell decorated with incised grapevine. In very high relief in upper center of front face, male genitals. Other sides undecorated.
Condition: Now excellent. Heavy stationary loop across top of interior. To this is plain ring apparently as clapper.
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