Attached to 1889,0902.22.a
Acquisition (From) :: Franks, Augustus Wollaston to The British Museum ::, Acquisition date :: 1889 ::, Appeared in exhibition :: G2 Changing Museum ::, Associated Person (Former Owner) :: Conall Cael ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Bagnoli, Klein, Mann & Robinson 2011 no. 58, p. 119 ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Robinson 2008 p. 94 ::, Consists of :: copper alloy ::, Consists of :: iron ::, Dimension Height :: 17.00cm ::, Dimension Width :: 12.80cm ::, Found (in) :: Inishkeel ::, Found (in) :: Maas :: near, Located in gallery :: G2/dc28 :: 31 Oct 2011, Object type :: bell ::, Production (Made in) :: Inishkeel ::, Production Period / Culture :: Celtic ::, Production date :: 10thC(late)-11thC :: shrine, Production date :: 7thC-9thC :: bell
Exhibited: 2011 23 June-9 Oct, London, BM, 'Treasures of Heaven' 2011 13 Feb-8 May, Baltimore, Walters Museum of Art, 'Treasures of Heaven' 2010-2011 17 Oct-6 Jan, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, 'Treasures of Heaven'
Exhibition label :: G2 Changing Museum :: Connall Cael’s bell When the Irish became Christians in the AD 400s, relics became important symbols of their faith. Iron bells, associated with saints, were venerated for long periods. Some, like this one, were later further decorated. Bell AD 700s–800s, shrine AD 900s–1000s, Ireland, 1889,0902.22
Iron bell of Conall Cael, Abbot of Inishkeel; pyramidal; traces of bronze sheeting; T-shaped bronze mount at top on one side (22A).