circa 1750 West African Bronze Voodoo Gong or Bell, w/ death heads snakes
circa 1750 West African Bronze Voodoo Gong or Bell, w/ death heads, snakes, and a large spider adorn the sides. Black from years of handling and use. It stands right at 20 inches tall; the head is about 4 1/2 inches ear-to-ear; the bell base is 5 1/2 inches long x almost 4 inches wide. It weighs about 8.75 pounds on my scale. There is a hand-wrapped ‘hammer’ threaded around its neck.