Lot: 17397th Auction
Gong-beater "lowre" or "lawle"
Côte d'Ivoire, Baule
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Alfred L. Scheinberg, New York, USA
Mark Eglinton, New York, USA
|H: 11 inch||This object is not available anymore.|
wood, remains of fabric, cord material, signs of wear, base
With such a mallet, the diviner "komien" strikes an iron gong to waken the nature spirits "asie usu", that are to possess him and lend him the power of prediction during the rites. The steady sound, muffled by a cloth cushion, puts him into a trance state.