Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries
From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Curatorial Section: African
|Africa Galleries - On Display
|Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
|18th or 19th century
|Copper Alloy | Bronze
|Lost Wax Casting
Quadrangular bell with strap handle and clapper. Metal fastener of clapper extends into handle space. Front panel decorated with stylized face of portuguese man with long hair, large nose and wearing hat. Surface of bell is decorated with wave pattern on all sides. Bosses on top and botton corners of bell.
|Purchased from George Allen, 1967
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