Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria | Benin Kingdom

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 67-20-1
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Edo (Africa)
Provenience Nigeria | Benin Kingdom
Culture Area West Africa
Date Made 18th or 19th century
Section African
Materials Copper Alloy | Bronze
Technique 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.

Height 14.4 cm
Width 8.1 cm
Depth 8.1 cm
Credit Line Purchased from George Allen, 1967

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