X86.1126 Slit gong

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Slit gong
Mambila peoples
Wood, pigment
L: 31.8 cm (L: 12.5 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Helen and Dr. Robert Kuhn. X86.1126


This zoomorphic slit gong may have been used to send signals or gather warriors in time of battle.

Source: DjeDje, J. C. (1999). “Turn Up the Volume! A Celebration of African Music”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 285