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camel or sheep bell
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • camel or sheep bell, 1989
  • Where object was made: Al-Ubayyiḍ, Kurdufān (present-day Northern Kordofan), Sudan
  • brass, metal, wire, casting
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5.5 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 1/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Barbara J. Michael
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0185

This roughly cast brass bell is intended to hang on a camel or a sheep. The clapper is made of a flattened ball of gray metal attached to the inside of the bell with a wire. The bell is roughly cast brass. Seams are visible on two sides of the bell and there is a square loop on top for hanging.