TERA Gallery - African Art and Antiquities

"Altering The Way You View The World Of Art"
Type of Object:
    Yoruba Currency Gong
    19th c.

    Asymmetrical design gives each bell it's own distinct     
    sound. The iron gong bells were hand forged and all are
    covered with a gorgeous patina,


Ethnic Group:  
    Yoruba Society


Country of Origin:          
    Nigeria

Material:          
    Iron


Dimensions:
    17.25" in total height by 10" across and 4" wide.

Reference:                  
    WESTERDIJK, H. Izerwerk van Centraal- Afrika. (Ironwork
    of Central Africa) Rotterdam 1975. 154pp., 15b/w, 650 line,
    3 maps. Text: Dutch, p141 #26,27

    Opitz, Charles J.  ODD AND CURIOUS MONEY:
    DESCRIPTIONS AND VALUES. Second Edition. Ocala,
    FL: First Impressions Printing, 1991., p22

    Roberto Ballarini, Armi Bianche Dell'Africa Nera (Black
    Africa's Traditional Arms), Africa Curio, Milano 1992. 128
    Pages., pp113#71