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Rattle Staff

Date:
late 19th century
Geography:
Nigeria
Culture:
Yoruba people
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
L.: 33 cm (13 in.); W.: 10.2 cm (4 in.)
Classification:
Idiophone-Shaken-crotal bell
Credit Line:
The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889
Accession Number:
09.163.2
Not on view
Rattle of bronze, showing a man smoking a pipe at the top. This finial for a staff was associated with the Ogboni political society.
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