Edo. <em>Double Bell (Egogo)</em>, early 16th century. Ivory, 14 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (35.9 x 9.5 x 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund and Frank L. Babbott Fund, 58.160. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 58.160_SL1.jpg)

Double Bell (Egogo)

Artist:Edo

Medium: Ivory

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Dates:early 16th century

Dimensions: 14 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (35.9 x 9.5 x 5.7 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: 5H7-TOP

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Accession Number: 58.160

Image: 58.160_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Two bell forms on a long handle; large bell carved eith 3 figures: chief standing with arms upheld by attendants; background is elaborately carved with curved interlocking pattern, small bells or facsimiles of same run-up sides of sisturn and along top; one side of top has projecting human figure, on top of small bell is an alligator head holding a human hand. Base is geometrically carved. Large bell originally showed mudfish figure and snake-wing bird. Condition: Back of large bell broken. A second projecting figure broken off. Crack down front of large bell with a small upper section missing. Small bell has front broken off. Bottom broken in small area.

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