The Wallace Collection

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The Bell of St Mura
  • Bell
  • The Bell of St Mura
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Ireland (Kells?)
  • 11th-16th centuries (decoration, applied in stages)
    late 11th century (body)
  • Bronze, brass, gold, silver and precious stones, gilded
  • Object size: 15 x 8.95 x 7.7 cm
  • W2
  • Sixteenth Century Gallery
Commentary
History
  • Abbey of Fahan, County Donegal; last hereditary keeper, 'a poor fisherman of Lisfannon, Fahon', by 1840s; Reynolds, Innishowen by 1850; Mr John McClelland, Dungannon, 1850; Mr Brown, Beaumaris, by 1855; his sale, Sotheby's, 14 February 1855, no.261; Lord Londesborough; by descent to Lord Otho Fitzgerald; Charles Davis; bought by Sir Richard Wallace in August 1879.