Tsogho. <em>Gong (Mokenge)</em>, 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)

Gong (Mokenge)


Medium: Iron, wood, paint

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th or 20th century

Dimensions: 16 3/4in. (42.5cm)



Accession Number: 86.224.146

Image: 86.224.146_front_PS6.jpg,

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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