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ID number:  BIRRC-D0147
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Egbado division
Title / Object name:  Pair of iron bells with clappers
Object type:  Metalwork
Place made:  W. Nigeria
Culture:  Yoruba
Materials:  Iron
Measurements:  (Bells) 30 x 10.5 cm (Chain) 37 cm
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Pair of iron bells with clappers, forge-welded and joined by a length of chain made from iron wire, the links unwelded. Made by traditional African forging techniques. Known as 'Aaja'. Used by an Ifa priest to accompany and punctuate prayers.

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