Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Ghungru

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Rajasthan, India
Culture:
Indian
Medium:
Brass
Dimensions:
Diameter (Inner): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) Diameter (Outer): 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm)
Classification:
Idiophone-Shaken-crotal bell
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
89.4.209
Not on view
Pellet bells like these are worn on the ankles of secular and devotional dancers to articulate rhythms. In kathak, the classical dance of the north, female and male dancers strap 101 to 151 bells to their ankles to accentuate the sound of their extravagant footwork.
Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown ; [ Beare & Co., London ]
Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Asia, Gallery 27. 2. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1903, vol. II, pg. 61.

Catalogue of the Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments: Gallery 27. 1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1901, vol. I, pg. 61.



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