X86.1898 Gong

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Cote d’Ivoire
Baule peoples
Wood and iron
H: 40.7 cm (H: 16.0 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Helen and Dr. Robert Kuhn. X86.1898


Gongs like these have been attributed to but never documented among the Baule peoples. Based on the cheek scarification, it has been suggested that they originate on the northern peripheries of Baule culture areas.

Source: DjeDje, J. C. (1999). “Turn Up the Volume! A Celebration of African Music”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 277