- Museum number
Bell made of iron attached to long wood bar wrapped in raffia. Bell has long narrow iron clapper and is pierced at top.
- Production date
Height: 55.50 centimetres
Width: 9 centimetres
Depth: 4.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Information derived from a) original Wellcome collection labels and b) worksheets, compiled by Ethnography Dept. staff, which are stored with Africa collections.
Worksheet note by John Mack (Ethnography Dept. staff) reads: 'poss. fragmentary. ? should have bell attached to middle of each end. "Bar-bell"'. Musical instrument purchased at Stevens salerooms on 10 September 1928, lot 317.
- Not on display
- Fair; bell is extensively damaged around edges. Raffia is damaged. Second bell missing ?.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased (for Wellcome Collection ?) at Stevens salerooms, 10/11/1928, lot 317.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 197508 (Wellcome Collection Number)