Lot: 95

92nd Tribal Art Auction

Ritual gong "mokenge"

Gabon, Tsogho

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Gottfried Künzi, Oberdorf / Solothurn Switzerland
René Rickli, Olten, Switzerland
H: 17.3 inch sold

iron, wood, missing parts (gong corpus), base This gong type is said to be used in the Tsogho men's initiation association called "evovi". It has been suggested that it was struck when resolving judicial matters.

Brincard, Marie-Therese, Sounding forms, New York 1989, p. 139, ill. 85