X85.460 Slit gong

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Slit gong
Cote d’Ivoire
Dan peoples
H: 62.2 cm, D: 16.2 cm (H: 24.4 in, D: 6.3 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Helen and Dr. Robert Kuhn. X85.460


The handle of this slit gong is in the shape of a female mask. The instrument is played for ritual masquerade performances as well as for entertainment.

Source: DjeDje, J. C. (1999). “Turn Up the Volume! A Celebration of African Music”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 286