Accession number: 2006.07.02
Object type: Oxen
Date: before 2006
Measurements: 4.5 cm L x 9 cm W x 16 cm H
Description: metal ox bell, rusted, handle on top of bell chipped a little on bottom.
History of Use: Oxen cowbells (or any livestock animal bell) are used to scare off predators, let the farmer easily find his/her herd, and to identify the sex, age, type of livestock.
(different thicknesses and widths of the metal, different metals in general [Iron, bronze, copper, steel] , clapper sizes, and more.)