Object 17

Mass bell from the Cathedral of Basel

Object Description

Maker unknownNuremberg, between 1477 and 1511The inventory of the Basel cathedral treasure of 1511 lists six bells.Today, four of these mass bells are on exhibit in the Historical Museum Basel, Barfusserkirche. One has been lost. According to the inventory, they were used on Corpus Christi.Bronze casting; Iron, tin-plated (wire mesh); wooden handleL. 445 mm; 0 70 mm (bell), 135 mm (wire mesh)lnv. 1990.425.Coat-of -arms of Nuremberg in circle (hall mark, cast, four times)

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