Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wooden bell
  • Kenya
  • wooden bell, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Kenya
  • wood, rope, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 38 x 18 x 9.5 cm height includes rope strap
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 15/16 x 7 1/16 x 3 3/4 in height includes rope strap
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2917

The rectangular wooden bell is slit on one long side, and has one large wooden clapper. There are two sets of holes for a rope strap on the other long side and another set of holes in the long side for the clapper. There is a "U" shaped wooden element in the middle of the rope strap.