Dan Brass Bell
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Dan Brass Bell19th century - 20th century
Copper Alloy Metal
3.23 x 2.9 x 2.9 in. (8.204 x 7.366 x 7.366 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2016.14.124
Geography: Africa, Côte d'Ivoire or Liberia
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Musical Instruments & Sound-making Implements
Culture/Nationality: Dan, Ivorian or Liberian, West African, African
Collection: Jane Martin Collection
This object has the following keywords:
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- bells - Percussion vessels consisting of a hollow object, usually of metal but in some cultures of hard clay, wood, or glass, which when struck emits a sound by the vibration of most of its mass; they are held in position at their vertex, the point farthest from their rim, and their zone of maximum vibration is towards the rim.
- copper alloy - Alloy in which copper is the principle element.
- Ivorian - Style and culture of the Ivory Coast.
- Liberian - Style and culture of the nation of Liberia, a West African state founded in 1822.
- metal - Any of a large group of substances that typically show a characteristic luster, are good conductors of electricity and heat, are opaque, can be fused, and are usually malleable or ductile.
- West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
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