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Ritual Bell

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Artist Unknown (Kongo)

Date

19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Ritual Bell, Artist Unknown (Kongo)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Woodwork | Wood, string
Size: 13 7/16 x 9 x 6 3/4 in. (34.13 x 22.86 x 17.15 cm) (including attached base)
Creation Place: Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa region
Culture: Kongo, Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa region
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: "FX94214", in white, on bottom
Physical Description: roughly spherical bell with 3 clappers topped by a carved quadruped standing with back legs and front legs carved as one, with human head; reddish mottled brown; glossy patina
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of funds from Darwin and Geri Reedy
Accession Number: 2002.27.7
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009