Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF2101B
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Culture Area West Africa
Date Made 19th century CE
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy | Brass
Technique Lost Wax Casting

Quadrangular bell with strap handle and clapper. Metal fastener of clapper, twist tie, extends into handle space. Front panel decorated with human face surounded by dots and wave pattern. Side and back panels have wave and stippling pattern. Handle has bosses running along center. Rope patten decorate side and edges on bell.

Height 17 cm
Length 8 cm
Width 8 cm
Credit Line Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number 29810 - Dealer's Number

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