Lot: 9592nd Tribal Art Auction
Ritual gong "mokenge"
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Gottfried Künzi, Oberdorf / Solothurn Switzerland
René Rickli, Olten, Switzerland
|H: 17.3 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
iron, wood, missing parts (gong corpus), base This gong type is said to be used in the Tsogho men's initiation association called "evovi". It has been suggested that it was struck when resolving judicial matters.
Brincard, Marie-Therese, Sounding forms, New York 1989, p. 139, ill. 85