Iron bell with long handle, looped at top, clapper

Made:
1851-1900 in Nigeria
maker:
Yoruba people

Iron bell with long handle, looped at top, clapperless, used in ceremonies, beaten alternately with another simular bell, amuletic, smallpox ju-ju, Yoruba tribe, Nigeria, 1851-1900

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A657211
type:
bell - idiophone
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • sound device
  • idiophone
  • struck idiophone
  • percussion idiophone
credit:
Johnson, C.G.
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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