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Bozomu Mong bell

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African art instruments

This double African bell is one of the idiophones in African tribal art. She was hit with a small wooden gong. This type of traditional instrument was part of an instrumental ensemble accompanying dances in villages in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
If simple versions exist, here we observe two cavities of resonance of different sizes thus producing distinct sounds, connected by a narrow neck.
Some very small versions could be worn by the dancers while the larger ones such as these were used by hand. See annex photo, source africamuseum.
Very old object, perhaps dating back to the end of the 19th century.

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Presumed dating
Circa 1910
34 x 29 cm
Expert's estimate
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Tribal art collection Belgium

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