Eleven miniature bronze bells

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dc.contributor CLARC
dc.contributor.author CLARC
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-27T19:25:09Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-27T19:25:09Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-27
dc.identifier.other 616.3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/32161
dc.description Lorestāni, Iron Age II, c. 700 B.C.E.
dc.description Eleven miniature bronze bells of Lorestāni origin, ranging from 2.5 and 3.6 cm. in height and 1.5 to 2.6 in diameter, topped by finials most likely representing horses, one of those intact (616.6) perhaps depicting a rooster (if not 616.1 and 3 as well, whose front ends do not survive). Each of the bells resemble each other greatly when discounting size, though bells 616.2, 3, 6, 7, and 11 still seem to have retained their respective clappers in varying severities of oxidation (616.4 could perhaps be included in this group, though the oxidation where its clapper normally would be is of such a bizarre coloration and shape that it is difficult to tell). Many of the bells are marred by notches at their hems, though the holes present in 616.5, 9, and 10 (three, two, and one respectively) seem to be deliberately made, perhaps to somehow increase their clappers’ audibility. All of the bells suffer from severe “bronze disease,” though pieces of a triangular or herringbone pattern appear at the hem of 616.11. The holes through the finials most likely were made for stringing the bells together for unknown decorative purposes.
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Department of Classical Studies
dc.format.extent Height: 2.7 cm. (1.062”)
dc.format.extent Width of finial: 1.9 cm. (0.748”)
dc.format.extent Depth of finial: 0.1 cm. (0.039”)
dc.format.extent Diameter: 2.1 cm. (0.826”)
dc.format.extent Circumference: 6.594 cm. (2.596”)
dc.format.medium Metal
dc.language No linguistic content
dc.language.iso zxx
dc.rights Copyright held by CLARC.
dc.title Eleven miniature bronze bells
dc.type Miscellaneous
dc.date.updated June 4, 2016
dc.contributor.department Department of Classical Studies


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