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Bamun Figural Gong Iron Cameroon African Art Custom Stand

Regular Price: $195.00

Special Price: $85.00

Product #: 109736
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Title Bamun Figural Gong Iron Cameroon African Art Custom Stand
Type of Object Iron bell
Country of Origin Cameroon
People Bamun
Materials Iron (bell), brass (handle) unknown metal content. vegetal fibers
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 28.5 Inches
Width: 5.5 Inches
gong only: 26.5 inches tall. rope is 22 inches. stick is 8.5 inches long.
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair rusted, encrusted. some flaking surfaces. chipped edge on iron gong. some holes in back of gong.


Additional Information:


A well used iron bell with a brass handle in the form of a decorated face and head.  The hairstyle is recongnizable as coming from the cameroon grassfields.  The patina on this piece suggests the bell could have been extensively used in ceremonies. Equipped with a custom base for immediate display.  


For similar piece see Northern THE ART OF CAMEROON, fig. 61, pp. 128-129