16 Yaruba Tribal Currency Gongs on Hoop


LATE 19thC

  • £450.00
  • €490 Euro
  • $551 US Dollar

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16 Yaruba Tribal Currency Gongs on Hoop

An excellent and unusual early 20th century tribal currency item that has 16 individual gongs on a large iron hoop. Displays well and can be hung anywhere, measures 30cm high from top to bottom, average gong height is 13cm with the hoop diameter being 18.5cm.
The Yaruba people are from Nigeria where they form one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa.
This item was part of the extensive Seward Kennedy collection that was auctioned off after his passing.
H 11.82 in. x W 7.29 in. x D 0.79 in.
H 30 cm x W 18.5 cm x D 2 cm


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Heirlooms by Lawrence specialises in unusual, decorative antiques and natural history items with a focus on function and quality.

It is run by husband and wife duo Lawrence & Katja. Lawrence has grown up in the antiques trade with over 25 years of experience operating in both hemispheres of the globe. Katja is relatively new to the industry and brings an interesting and fresh eye to choosing stock. They do not buy anything that they themselves would not be happy to have in their own home.

They are based in Bodicote nr. Banbury. Approx. 10 minutes from junction 10 on the M40, they are in their studio most weekdays  9 till 5 but stock viewing is by appointment."

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