Bell Currency

Regular price $100.00 $750.00 Sale

Democratic Republic of Congo, Early 20th century

16"H X 11"W X 4"D

This is a large, double bell gong without the clapper. The two bells are kept together by a welded arch. Noisemakers of this type are used before ceremonies to clear the area of spirits––both good and bad. Iron or wood sticks were used to create the sound. These are rare objects that held tremendous value amongst the tribes.