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Detail of the bell inscription from the “Prayer Medallion to St Bento”

Marisa Santos2015

Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto

Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto

Bronze bells have been identified in China dating from the 3rd millennium BC and in Egypt, in the cult of Osiris, from during the 2nd millennium BC, not appearing in Europe until 100 BC. The first bells had a square design that evolved into a round shape from the 8th century onwards.

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  • Title: Detail of the bell inscription from the “Prayer Medallion to St Bento”
  • Creator: Marisa Santos
  • Date created: 2015
  • Location: Igreja Matriz de Arada, Ovar

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