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....

Dogon Amulet – Mali

Bronze, leather. Cm. 10,3 high x 9,8 width (4.06" x 3.86"). Gr. 103,6 (3.65 oz.). The necklace is cm. 68 long (26.77") The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, south of the Niger bend near the city of Bandiagara in the Mopti region. Certain researchers investigating...

Lobi Bronze Amulet – Scorpion – Burkina Faso

20th century. Cm. 7,0 high x 4,0 width (2.76" x 1.57"); Gr. 38,3 (1.35 oz.). Lost-wax casting. The mold is destroyed every time; every object is a unique piece. The Lobi are an ethnic group that originated in what is today Ghana. Starting around 1770 many of the Lobi migrated into southern Burkina Faso and...