Rattle

About this object

Cultural context

contemporary art; ceremonial

Physical description

Wooden rattle. Rattle head is rounded, deep and narrow, with a face heavily carved in the front. Face has a prominent hooded nose with thin bridge, that meets the lower lip of the mouth, and curved elements along the cheeks. Above are round eyes set under a long brow. The back of the rattle is carved more lightly with motifs surrounding a central circle. The handle is rounded and undecorated. The rattle contains unseen noisemakers inside.