Administration The "Ovidiu Oana" private bell collection
Viewing picture | About this site | Mailing list | Contact
Go up to the albums list Viewing picture Old Senufo Brass Bells in album 5. Spherical bells (Crotals)
Go to picture: First Previous Next Last

picture

Picture details

Last modified: 2016-01-28 14:11:45

5 Old African Brass Bells ~Spiral Pattern~
Beautiful brass bells from Mali, Africa, handmade by Senufo people.
The Senufo are an ethnolinguistic group composed of diverse subgroups of Gur-speaking people living in an area spanning from southern Mali and the extreme western corner of Burkina Faso to Katiola[disambiguation needed] in Ivory Coast.

Largest bell measures 2" to top of loop, smallest bell measures 1".
Each bell has a nice sound

Approximate age: 14th or early 15th century
Overall condition: Good. Some wear and casting imperfections. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Go to picture: First Previous Next Last

The pictures found on this site present bells from a private collection.
Some icons are copyright ©2000-2003 Novell via Gnome Icons by Jakub Steiner.
All other contents is copyright ©2004-2017 Ovidiu Oana. More info.