Arts of Africa
Iron, wood, paint
19th or 20th century
16 3/4in. (42.5cm)
This item is not on view
Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
Iron bell with effigy handle of wood. Bell is painted with alternating pink and white horizontal stripes. Label attached by French trading company in Western Congo refers to bell as "Cloche a Palabre." Effigy handle in form of human head displaying Bambala-like hair style. Face shows traces of white paints.
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