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Yoruba Pendant Brass Bell Nigerian African

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Title Yoruba Pendant Brass Bell Nigerian African
Materials Brass/Copper (unknown metal content)
Made In Africa
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age Unknown
Overall Condition Good
Damage/Repair Casting flaws, tarnishing
People Yoruba
Pendant Size 1.5 inches long. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19 mm diameter).

Additional Information:  A brass bell pendant which have 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 and also 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