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Divination bell. A double handbell carved from a single piece of wood. A large circular hole has been cut out of the centre, forming a handle, attached to which is a knotted length of cord. The two bells on either side have been hollowed out, with two holes bored through each side, four holes in all. Cord has been threaded through the holes, and each from cord are suspended four stick clappers.

  • Culture:Bondei
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  • Materials:vegetable fibre, wood
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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.242.122 (Individual) clapper bells
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 230 x 60 x 45 mm