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Holly Barnes
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I agree with Carolyn, these do look like the mexican lava bells. I have 2 or 3 bells made of this same material. One an angel holding a candleholder the second is just an angel and the other is odd it has 4 bells connected together with a hole in the center. Kind of like a wheel. it is a copy of an ancient instrument made by the Zapotecs(300 b.c. to 300 a.d.) of Mexico. Two of the books I have say they were made in Oxaca Mexico and are made of Lava or black clay. One says they are worth 10-20 dollars.Hope this is helpful.

Holly B.