Bell

About this object

History of use

Used for herding goats and cattle.

Cultural context

Herding

Physical description

Cattle bell made from a small whole tortoise shell that has two wooden clappers attached with rawhide thongs through two holes in the upper shell. Twelve complete geometric shape blocks on the top shell with an entire bottom shell as well. Geometric shape blocks have orange-brown middles and are black on the outside with contour lines.