Edo. <em>Double Bell (Ẹgogo)</em>, early 16th century. Ivory, 14 1/8 × 3 15/16 × 2 9/16 in. (35.8 × 10 × 6.5 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 (Ẹgogo)


Medium: Ivory

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 16th century

Dimensions: 14 1/8 × 3 15/16 × 2 9/16 in. (35.8 × 10 × 6.5 cm)



Accession Number: 58.160

Image: 58.160_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Two bell forms on a long handle; large bell carved with 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.

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