Double Gong

African, Benin, Fon peoples
early to mid-20th century


Object Place: Benin, Africa

Dimensions

Image: 40.6 x 15.2 x 12.1 cm (16 x 6 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2005.1188

Medium or Technique

Iron

On View

Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments

Provenance

Between 1990 and 2002, acquired by Alan Helms, Boston [see note]; 2005, year-end gift of Alan Helms to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006)

NOTE: Probably purchased from a gallery in Paris or New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Alan Helms