Slit Gong in Form of Alligator
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
6 1/4 x 5 x 47 in. (15.9 x 12.7 x 119.4 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Slit Gong in Form of Alligator, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, 6 1/4 x 5 x 47 in. (15.9 x 12.7 x 119.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1351. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1351_side_PS5.jpg)
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Hollow slit gong in form of an alligator, with head raised at 45-degree angle. Articultated teeth (with two large, protruding teeth in jaw), hands and feet. Wave pattern carved in lower region of entire work.
Condition: good; some holes in upper portion of neck/back.
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