Arts of Africa
On View: African Storage Annex, East Gallery, 1st Floor
Iron, wood, paint
19th or 20th century
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Tsogho. Gong (Mokenge), 19th or 20th century. Iron, wood, paint, 16 3/4in. (42.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.224.146. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.224.146_front_PS6.jpg)
front, 86.224.146_front_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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Iron bell with effigy handle of wood. Bell is painted with alternating pink and white horizontal stripes. Label attached by French trading company in Western Congo refers to bell as "Cloche a Palabre." Effigy handle in form of human head displaying Bambala-like hair style. Face shows traces of white paints.
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