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Bell

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Object Number:81-11-65
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Zaire (uncertain)
Culture Area: Central Africa
Section:African
Materials:Iron
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1981

Description

Dark iron bell of two thin sheets of metal soldered together at the edges. The bell itself is roughly half an oval in shape and its workmanship is fairly crude; the soldered edges apparently cracked in several places while cooling.The iron clapper is suspended as a hook from a hole near the top of the body of the bell. Another hole above this one has a loop of iron wire running through it, and this loop apparently attaches to a long thin bar of iron with a small loop at the end.

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