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Bell for a donkey or a mule. Brass bell of oval cross-section, with incised 'zigzag' pattern. A smaller bell within forms the clapper.


Musical Instruments

111.242.122 clapper bells
Broad category
Musical Instruments, Idiophone
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  bell
common name:  two bells(donkey or mule)
object name (AAT):  bell (idiophone)
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  toy
object name:  bell
catalogue title:  111.242.122 clapper bells
display title:  111.242.122 clapper bells

Iran; Asia
Additional place information
Date made
19th century
Additional date information
19th century 

Materials & techniques
copper alloy
Additional material & technique information
material: copper alloy (overall)
overall: 73 mm x 44 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 73 mm x 44 mm

These bells were used for traders' pack animals travelling the major land routes of Asia, such as the Silk Routes.

Related subjects
association: Family and Home
object name: bells
object name (Horniman Ethno.): toys
classified as: 111.242.122 Clapper bells

Record created 1999-12-26 by AHOLLOWAY
Record last updated 2017-08-31 by XGVIEWS