Evangelist Bell

Collection Type

  • Musical instruments

Date

1868-1933

GUSN

GUSN-12506

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

Descriptive Terms

bells (idiophones)
bronze (metal)
molding (forming)
religions (concept)
Bronze
Molded
Religion
BELL

Inscription

On the shoulder is a band that reads: S. JONANNES: S. MATHEVS: S. MARCVS: S. LVCAS:

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Italy

Dimensions

3.5 (H), 3.063 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1638