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Pair of ankle rattles (ghungru)

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Thirty-five spherical cast-brass bells with iron petals inside and loop at top. Strung together on strands of twisted copper wire.

Provenance

Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

19th century

Object Place

Sri Lanka

Dimensions

Diameter 10 cm, thickness 2 cm (Diameter 3 15/16 in., thickness 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.2171a-b

Medium or Technique

Brass

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Idiophones