Yombe. <em>Bell (Dibu)</em>, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, pigment, skin thong, applied material, 13 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (34.3 x 23.5 x 15.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1327. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1327_front_PS5.jpg)

Bell (Dibu)


Medium: Wood, pigment, skin thong, applied material

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (34.3 x 23.5 x 15.9 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1327

Image: CUR.22.1327_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Circular wooden bell carved on both sides with handle in form of a human hand. One side decorated with circle inside of which are incised squares and straight lines; on other side there is a circle within a circle with four arrows radiating from inner to outside circle. There are two projectons as clappers. Brown with black decoration. CONDITION: Very worn, one clapper mising; hardened black lacquer-like substance on one side; nicks and gouges throughout.

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