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Evangelist Bell

1971.1638 (RS118321)

Description

Bronze bell with pierced sides decorated with molded symbols of the four New Testament evangelists. A U-shaped handle sits on a stepped top. Inside is a S-shaped hook for a clapper.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1933
Inscriptions
On the shoulder is a band that reads: S. JONANNES: S. MATHEVS: S. MARCVS: S. LVCAS:
Location of origin
Italy
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
bronze (metal)
molding (forming)
Object type
Sound Communication T&E
Descriptive terms
BELL
bells (idiophones)
Bronze
bronze (metal)
Molded
molding (forming)
Religion
religions (concept)
Dimensions
3.5 (H), 3.063 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1638
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12506

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