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Yoruba Bell Brass Pendant Nigerian Africa

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Title Yoruba Bell Brass Pendant Nigerian Africa
Materials Brass (unknown metal content)
Made In Africa
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age Unknown
Overall Condition Good. Bell does not make noise
Damage/Repair Casting flaws, bends, tarnishing
People Yoruba
Pendant Size 1 x 2.75 inches (including bell)

Additional Information:  A brass bell pendant which has been worn, weathered, and beaten down by age.  They were cast using the lost wax technique. Brass bells of this shape with such designs were found among the Yoruba people from Nigeria and among the Akan people of  Ghana and Ivory Coast.These beads are incorporated in a necklace as individual brass beads. They can also be worn as pendants. 

See a necklace with similar ring-shaped bell beads in our comprehensive guide to African-made beads, African Beads: Jewels of a Continent, p. 109