Lost wax casting
The rattle is destroyed (below the topmost figure). These are stuck on the ground and shaken vigorously to draw the attention of the spirit appealed to.
Purchased from W. O. Oldman
[Book] Hall, H. U. 1922. "Great Benin Royal Altar". XIII, No.2 (June). pp. 105-168. : Page/Fig./Plate: 115, 117
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