Bamileke Double Gong

c. 1900
$1,980 USD
Make an Offer
Dimensions
W: 27.0" D: 5.5" H: 34.0"
Materials
Iron
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CAA1482
Estimated Shipping
$75

Like many pieces of traditional African metalwork, this sculptural double bell served multiple purposes within the Bamileke communities of Cameroon. They were status symbols, ceremonial instruments, and currency pieces used in rare and significant exchanges. During religious ceremonies, a member of the tribal elite would hold the gongs by the shared handle and beat them with rubber-coated mallets. A simple band of forged metal connects the two bells, adding sweeping height that pulls the eye across its sculptural lines and acoustical curves.

Questions? Ask us

What They're Saying

Portrait lovell
Suzanne Lovell | Suzanne Lovell, Inc.

“I am particularly fond of PAGODA RED as we have known the family for so long. Betsy is a professional in every way and her intelligent taste comes from a long line of family knowledge in the arts. She and her team are the very best to work with and we find treasures with every visit!”

Receive our weekly email on design &
creating memorable spaces