This early 20th Century hand-forged iron gong was made by the Yoruba tribes of eastern Nigeria. Like many pieces of traditional African metalwork, this gong served multiple purposes in the tribe. It was used as a ceremonial instrument, a status symbol, and a piece of currency traded in large transactions. Using a rubber coated stick, members of the tribal elite would beat these gongs in religious ceremonies. Outside of those ceremonies, the instruments marked their wealth and power as the number of gongs on the ring determined the gong’s overall value. This one has 10 gongs on the ring and measures 17” H x 8” W and 4” D. It has a rich patina and is a beautiful piece to add to your collection. Comes with metal stand.




SKU: 0175
  • Measures about 17" H x 8" W x 4" D

    Place of origin: Nigeria






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