Lot: 95

92e vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Gong riutel "mokenge"

Gabon, Tsogho

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Gottfried Künzi, Oberdorf / Solothurn Switzerland
René Rickli, Olten, Switzerland
H: 44 cm Vendu

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