BAMILEKE GONGS ARCHIVES, Cameroon

The gongs below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For UNSOLD Bamileke Gongs GO TO BAMILEKE GONGS PAGE

 

BAMILEKE
Gong 1
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE
Gong 9
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE
Gong 3
SOLD

BAMILEKE
Gong 4
SOLD
 

 

BAMILEKE
Gong 2
SOLD

 

BAMILEKE
Gong 6
SOLD

BAMILEKE
Gong 7

SOLD

BAMILEKE
Gong 10

SOLD


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAMILEKE, GONGS, Cameroon

These are functional gongs struck by wood sticks. The double iron gongs were the authorative voice of the Kwifoyn, the male regulatory society. They were the sacred instrument and emblem of that organization's power. Their governing complex was usually next to the royal palace and they worked with the king to rule.

Despite their appearance most of these objects show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.


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