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Stearns #0221


West Africa

From the 1921 Stearns Catalogue: The body is decorated in a series of small incised circles. In addition to the twanging of the fourteen iron tongues (two are missing), there are loose iron rings, running along a wire at the bottom, that produce a buzzing effect.

Also see: Stearns #0218, #0220, #0221, #0222, #0223, #0224, #0227, #0228, #0229, & #2631.

Research: Prof. Albert A. Stanley