Brass bell with ringed top in form of chief's head

Made:
1851-1920 in Benin
maker:
Yoruba people

Brass bell with ringed top in form of chief's head, clapper made of iron, metal case split, found on altar of Shango belonging to Benin chief, Yoruba, West African, 1851-1920

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Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A59137
Materials:
brass, clapper, iron
type:
bell - idiophone
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • sound device
  • idiophone
  • struck idiophone
  • percussion idiophone
credit:
Nevins, H.
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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