African Art

Gong Currency

19th century

Iron

45 x 18 x 8 in. (114.3 x 45.72 x 20.32 cm)
Gift of Mark Landrum, B.A. 1961
2015.70.11
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Numismatics
Geography: 
Country Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Berete Hamidu (an American art dealer of Guinean descent), unknown date– October 2000
Douglas Dawson, 400 North Morgan Street, Chicago, Illinois 60622, purchased the piece from Berete Hamidu in October 2000 and sold it November 3, 2000 to Mark Landrum
Mark Landrum, 2000–2015

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.