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Miscellaneous

Instruments and Objects

In addition to musical instruments, the Collection includes numerous accessories, such as bows, practice keyboards, mutes, etc., as well as paintings, drawings, books, and other publications that pertain to the instruments and the musical cultures from which they derive.  A number of the bells

from the Robyna Neilson Ketchum Collection that are signal or ritual instruments also fall into this category.

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Table bell
English, 19th century
1141

Minstrel Bones
American, 19th century
1000
Bauble
Maker unknown
1231

Animal Bell
Luristan, 1500-700 BC
1096

Music Box
Swiss, 19th century
1405

Desk Bell

French, 19th century
1186

 

 
   
 

 

 

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