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A plaque rattle made with a piece of iron alloy sheet with small rings looped around the edges, also of iron alloy (some rings are missing), that create the rattling effect. This plaque is fixed to a wooden handle. Though this type of instrument could be used as a hand rattle by itself, the design is very similar to the plaque rattles that are assembled onto the lacing of djembe drums, known as sesse, or ksing-ksing.

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  • Decorative elements:Engraved lines on the metal plaque (double curved lines along the edges, and double straight dotted-line at the center).
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:112.121 Pendant rattles
  • Repository:Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
  • Measurements:Height: 440mm; Width: 110mm