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Iroke, ivory handbell used in Ifá divination. Geometric patterns are carved at the top and base of the tusk; in the middle is a carving of a hermaphrodite figure, wearing a tall hat.

  • Culture:Yoruba
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  • Materials:iron, ivory
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.242.122 (Individual) clapper bells
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 275 x 33 x 50 mm