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X85.460 Slit gong

 

Object Name: Slit gong
Place of Origin: Cote d’Ivoire
Cultural Group: Dan peoples
Materials Used: Wood
Dimensions: H: 62.2 cm, D: 16.2 cm (H: 24.4 in, D: 6.3 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: 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

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