Ceremonial Rattle


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Artifact Identification Ceremonial Rattle   (1984.11.0006)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Religious Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Colonial, 18th – 19th century
Culture Edo
Location On Exhibitin the Africa exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 23.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 5.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 3.5 cm
Weight 210 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Animal--Tooth--Ivory
Manufacturing Processes Carved
Munsell Color Information Pale Yellow (2.5 Y 8/4) -ns Strong Yellowish Brown ( 10 YR 5/6 (patina)) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Sotheby’s: “...well-carved human head, with typical protruding features and a notched coiffure, incised bands around the lower part and with an ivory clapper held in place with an ivory peg.”

Description N/A

Met. Museum of Art 1991.17.117, an ivory tapper.


Sotheby’s. Catalog for sale of June 23, 1981. p. 95, lot 134. {photocopy]

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Richard and Barbara Faletti Family Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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