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Yoruba Iron Gong Currency Forged Nigeria African Art 22 Inch

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Title Yoruba Iron Gong Currency Forged Nigeria African Art 22 Inch
Type of Object Metalwork, gong, currency
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba
Materials Iron
Approximate Age Unknown 19th-20th century?
Dimensions Height: 22.5 Inches
Width: 7.25 Inches
Overall Condition Fair. 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 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.