X86.1126 Slit gong

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Slit gong
Cameroon
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

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Description

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

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