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cŌde (bell)
  • Ayoreo peoples
  • cŌde (bell), late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Paraguay
  • metal, plant fiber, wood
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 73 x 9.5 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 28 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Robert J. Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5392

The metal trapezoidal bell has a wooden clapper. There is a length of twisted plant fiber cord strung through the open end.

It was used to warn others of your approach, to avoid startling others.