Iron Gong Currency
Idoma Tribe, Nigeria
Forged iron

H: 42"
Inventory # 10598

Public criers in different ethnic groups used iron gongs to announce various events and to expel evil spirits. These gongs, struck with sticks, usually belonged to a set of instruments of many sizes, used to obtain a diversity of sounds. Large gongs were also used in ritual ceremonies and community festivals such as the annual harvest. 

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