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Yoruba Iron Gong Currency Forged Nigeria African Art

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Title Yoruba Iron Gong Currency Forged Nigeria Africa
Type of Object Metalwork, gong, currency
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba
Materials Iron
Approximate Age unknown 19th-20th century?
Dimensions 29 inches tall x 9 inches wide
Overall Condition poor
Damage/Repair Holes, dented and chipped edge. Extensive rusting


Additional Information: Iron gongs are used by many different groups in Africa to set the rhythm for music, establishes the cadence for rituals, religious ceremonies or simply to beat time for dancing and entertainment. This one was also used as currency among the Yoruba. The age of this example is unknown although the rusted surface evidences  the gong was extensively exposed to the elements.