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    • #11468
      Garry
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      Here’s an interesting piece.
      just over 2 inches in diameter and just under 3 inches high.
      Handle and bell appear to have been molded as one piece, with additional decoration added in the form of a parallel set of lines around 80% of the top bulge of the bell and crude cross in the center of the blank part. Looks to be stamped by a sharp 1/2″ chisel in a ‘Plus sign’ arraignment. Molded Iron clapper is simply hung by a couple strong wires. a simple archway motif runs around the rim of the skirt. Handle has a couple ‘ears’ to fancy it up or perhaps provide some additional support at the weak point.

      Seller told me it was collected from the Sudan region.

      Garry

    • #15838
      Clochard
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      I have four bells like this that I collected in Pakistan. They are different sizes and are, I believe, cow or buffalo bells. Your one is unlikely to have been cast in Sudan. Probably taken there from India or Pakistan? hope this helps.

    • #15837
      Garry
      Participant

      Thanks for your insight! It makes more sense than what I was told. I couldn’t find a similar bell in my books or the internet with Sudan in the description, I will try the other.

      Seems a bit small for something the size of a cow or a buffalo though. Perhaps something more of a goat size? Does the punched cross on the side mean anything do you think? (like a brand maybe?).

      Just a thought.
      Garry

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