TERA Gallery - African Art and Antiquities

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Type of Object:
    Jonga  Currency Gong
      
    This very old gong instrument would have been struck with a
    gong striker.   Very nice flanked hourglass form with raised
    patterns of hammered decoration.  Made of heat riveted
    wrought iron.  The Jonga Society live between the Kasai
    and Sankuru rivers,  

Ethnic Group:  
    Jonga Society


Country of Origin:          
    Congo


Material:  
    Iron        


Dimensions:
    21.5 inches

Reference:                  
    Roberto Ballarini, Armi Bianche Dell'Africa Nera (Black
    Africa's Traditional Arms), Africa Curio, Milano 1992.Pgs
    128. pp112#70