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Gong Mallets

19th to mid-20th century

Wood, brass tacks, cloth, and black pigment

Size: a. 9 1/4 in. height , 2 1/2 wide, 1 inch deep ; b. 9 1/2 in height, 2 1/2 in. wide, 1 in. deep
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1960.33.4a-b
Culture: 
Baule
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Musical Instruments
Geography: 
Made in Ivory Coast
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art in 1960

Bibliography: 

The Linton Collection of African Sculpture, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1954), no. 45.

Susan Vogel, Baule: African Art, Western Eyes, exh. cat. (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1997), 229, ill.

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.