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dance-rattle

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am1956,08.132

  • Description

    Register 1956:
    Composite dance rattle, made of a gourd mounted on a stick. It has brown colour.

  • Ethnic name

  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 8.1 inches
  • Curator's comments

    Register 1956:
    Composite rattle of a gourd mounted on a stick; brown.

    50-153 [Am1956,08.50-56]: From KRAHO Indians of Central Brazil (N. Goiás, N. and E. of Rio Manuel Alves Pequeño). Linguistic family: Gê.

    132-3 [Am1956,08.132-133]: Dance rattles.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1956

  • Acquisition notes

    Register 1955: Funded by the Christy Trustees (£6500).

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am1956,08.132

Register 1956:
Composite dance rattle, made of a gourd mounted on a stick. It has brown colour.

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