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Gong (Mokenge)

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Iron, wood, paint
  • Place Made: Gabon
  • DATES 19th or 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 16 3/4in. (42.5cm)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 86.224.146
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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