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Bell

  • Clay bell. National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida © Ministerio de Cultura

    Clay bell. National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Instruments, utensils and tools

Date

126-175 (mid 2nd century A.D.)

Cultural background

Roman

Original title

Campanilla
National Museum of Roman Art
Mérida
Badajoz, Extremadura
Badajoz

This object is made of clay and represents a male figure with a grotesque head, a pronounced aquiline nose and wearing a pointed hat.

The word TYDIDES, possibly the name of the owner, is engraved in incisions on the front of the body near the lower edge.

Details of the work

Object
Bell

Dimensions
Diameter of base = 4.5 cm; Maximum height = 11 cm.

Technique
Modelling, firing

Material
Clay

  

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