Inscribed bell with suspension loop, fragment

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    1st century
  • Geography

    Dhofar, Oman
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 9.6 × 11 × 10 cm (3 3/4 × 4 5/16 × 3 15/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Arabia Felix, the Land of the Queen of Sheba (March 27, 1969 to July 30, 1972)
    Art Treasures Excavated in Qataban and Oman (South Arabia) (June 29, 1961 to October 31, 1961)
  • Origin

    Dhofar, Oman
  • Credit Line

    Gift of The American Foundation for the Study of Man (Wendell and Merilyn Phillips Collection)
  • Type

    Musical Instrument
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