shepherd’s bell (sheep's bell)

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Local name: turcoń
Classification: 1 Idiophones / 11 Struck idiophones / 111 Idiophones struck directly / 111.2 Percussion idiophones / 111.24 Percussion vessels / 111.242 Bells / 111.242.1 (Individual) Bells / 111.242.12 Suspended bells / 111.242.122 Clapper bells
Maker: Unknown
Date: first half of the 20th c.
Village / Town: Kościelisko-Polana
Region: Carpathian area (Podhale)
Country: Poland
Owner: Musical Instrument Museum, department of the National Museum in Poznań
Inventory number: MNP I 8
Description: from the collection of Zdzisław Szulc
Measurements: 180 x 105 mm
Performance practice: hung on sheep's neck as a signalization (formerly also for apotropaic purposes)
Catalog card by: Janusz Jaskulski / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

shepherd's bells and harness bells; rec. MLIM

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