Gong Beater

Baule, Ivory Coast, Africa, 19th - early 20th century
Previous collection: Jean and Noble Endicott, NYC

This very well worn and sensitive gong beater was used to tap a metal gong during ceremonies. The figure is carved elegantly has a black patina. A stylized animal surmounts the top of the figure. It is in excellent condition.

It stands 12 inches on the custom base.