Edo. <em>Bell</em>, 19th century. Copper alloy, 5 1/4 x 3 x 3 in. (13.3 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede, 75.151.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 75.151.2_bw.jpg)



Medium: Copper alloy

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 3 x 3 in. (13.3 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm)


Accession Number: 75.151.2

Image: 75.151.2_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A copper alloy pyramidal bell with four flat sides and a flat square top. On one side in relief is a human face. The top is surrmounted by a flat strap handle with raised rims. There are raised rims and knobs at each corner. Three sides have incised scale like patterns; the fourth side has a grid pattern with stippled circles intersecting each line at the center. Through a void at the top is suspended inside a clapper.

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