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Dancer's Bell

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Object Number:16637B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sinhalese
Provenience: Sri Lanka
Date Made: 18th Century - 1893
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1893
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper Alloy
Metal
Cloth
Skin
Credit Line:Purchased from the Ceylon Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
Other Number:676 - Other Number
I34 - Seder Number

Description

One of two sets of bells. Worn by dancing girls-two sets of five bells. Each set attached to a skin base edged in red cloth. Bases are 13 x 10 cm. Bases are warped cloth torn, two bells detached from same base.

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