Old Dogon Ring – Horse – Mali

Bronze. Cm. 6,0 high (2.36"). Inner diameter cm. 2,2 (0.87"); US size 11.0. Gr. 17,9 (0.63 oz.). Metal works like this Dogon ring is molded in bronze by ‘the lost wax method’, also called ‘cire-perdue’. This kind of metal molding is made with a wax model and a mold made from...

Gan Bronze Necklace – Snake – Burkina Faso

20th century. Bronze, agate, carnelian and glazed terracotta beads. The necklace is cm. 42,0 in length (16.54"). The snake is Cm. 7,4 high x 12,9 width (2.91" x 5.08"); Gr. 197,0 (6.95 oz.). Lost-wax casting. The mold is destroyed every time; every object is a unique piece. For more information and similar examples, “Bronzes gan - la...

Old Dogon Talisman – SUN – Mali

  Metal works like this Dogon Sun Talisman is molded in bronze by ‘the lost wax method’, also called ‘cire-perdue’. This kind of metal molding is made with a wax model and a mold made from a heat proof material, such as clay, in which the liquid metal is poured...

Huge Gan Bronze Amulet – Snake – Burkina Faso

20th century. Cm. 30,5 high (12.01"); Gr. 96,7 (3.41 oz.). Lost-wax casting. The mold is destroyed every time; every object is a unique piece. For more information and similar examples: “Bronzes gan - la spirale du serpent”, by Bertrand Goy and Maine Durieu, Editions Sépia – 2005, provides a close analysis of the Gan Bronzes; "Les Gan...

Fine Gan Necklace – TORFAN – Burkina Faso

20th century. Bronze, leather. The necklace is cm. 35,0 in length (13.78"); the Torfan amulet is Cm. 12,0 high x 10,6 width (4.72″ x 4.17″); Gr. 201,3 (7.01 oz.). “The Torfan are spiritual entities that may have one or more heads (up to ten) and express themselves in different forms....