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Bell

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Ivory Coast
Culture:
Senufo people
Medium:
Copper
Dimensions:
Overall: 4.7 x 9cm (1 7/8 x 3 9/16in.)
Classification:
Idiophone-Shaken-crotal bell
Credit Line:
Purchase, Amati Gifts, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.315
Not on view
This bell takes the form of a Senufo bird (a yellow-casqued hornbill). For the Senufo, the bird symbolizes fertility, family, and the duality of male / female forces.
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