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X86.1126 Slit gong

 

Object Name: Slit gong
Place of Origin: Cameroon
Cultural Group: Mambila peoples
Materials Used: Wood, pigment
Dimensions: L: 31.8 cm (L: 12.5 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: 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

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