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Handbell of copper alloy. Openwork clapper bell, with a rim at the base cast as a series of fringes, a central band and a handle. The skeletal structure linking the three sections is cast in a ropelike lattice shape. The handle is cast in the shape of a crown. Embossed inscription around rim: 'VOX DOMINI IN VIRTUTI VOX DOMINI IN MAGNIFICENTIA' (Paslm 29, verse 4). The upper band is embossed: 'SAC . MARIANI . MATTEINI OPUS . A RIMINI 5 IANNARII 1870'.

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  • Hornbostel-Sachs category:111.242.122 (Individual) clapper bells
  • Repository:Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • Measurements:overall: 230 x 143 mm