Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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set of rattles
  • Nigeria
  • set of rattles, late 1800s–1963
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • plant fiber, gourd, stone, wood, weaving
  • Object Height/Diameter: .01) 24 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: .01) 9 7/16 x 4 5/16 in
    Object Height/Diameter: .02) 21 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: .02) 8 1/4 x 3 15/16 in
  • Gift of Theodore Eaton
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0927.01,2
Description
Exhibitions

This set of rattles is made of woven plant fiber closed at the base with a piece of gourd, housing small pebbles and a piece of wood. The wrapped handles each have a loop at the top.