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X86.1898 Gong

 

Object Name: Gong
Place of Origin: Cote d’Ivoire
Cultural Group: Baule peoples
Materials Used: Wood and iron
Dimensions: H: 40.7 cm (H: 16.0 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: 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

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