Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Brazil
  • rattle, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: Brazil
  • wood, seeds, metal, wire, paint, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 25.5 x 13.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 10 1/16 x 5 5/16 in
  • Gift of Robert J. and Celia Smith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4879

The rattle has a globular head and a wooden handle. It has a metal band at the joint between the handle and the head. The head has vertical grooves and red and green paint. The seeds are strung on a wire net over the head, making a rattling sound when rubbed.