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Bronze Amulet – Chameleons – Burkina Faso

Bronze Amulet – Chameleons – Burkina Faso

20th century. Cm. 11,8 high x 8,8 width (4.64″ x 3.46″); Gr. 83,3 (2.93 oz.). Due to its physically mutating nature and adaptability, the Chameleon is a symbol of wisdom. 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 […]

Large Dogon Cerimonial Ring – Ancestors – Mali

Large Dogon Cerimonial Ring – Ancestors – Mali

Mid 20th Century. Cm. 7,0 high x 2,7 width (2.75″ x 1.06″). Gr. 82,0 (2.89 oz.). Metal works like this Dogon cerimonial 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 a heat proof material, such as clay, […]

Dogon Amulet – Ancestors – Mali

Dogon Amulet – Ancestors – Mali

1960′. Cm. 6,1 high x 5,5 width (2.40″ x 2.16″). Gr. 58,8 (2.07 oz.). Metal works like this Dogon amulet 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, […]

Lobi Bronze Amulet – Chameleons – Burkina Faso

Lobi Bronze Amulet – Chameleons – Burkina Faso

Lost-wax casting. The mold is destroyed every time; every object is a unique piece. Due to its physically mutating nature and adaptability, the Chameleon is a symbol of wisdom. 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 […]

Gan Amulet – Torfan – Burkina Faso

Gan Amulet – Torfan – Burkina Faso

20th century. Cm. 13,0 high x 8,5 width (5.11″ x 3.34″); Gr. 90,1 (3.17 oz.). “The Torfan are spiritual entities that may have one or more heads (up to ten) and express themselves in different forms. These amulets have great power; the strength is increased by the number of heads they have. Any owner of a Torfan […]

Lobi Bronze Amulet – Snakes and Turtle – Burkina Faso

Lobi Bronze Amulet – Snakes and Turtle – Burkina Faso

20th century. Cm. 6,8 high x 7,0 width (2.67″ x 2.75″); Gr. 40,1 (1.41 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 later into […]

Dogon Bronze Amulet – Sun Disk and Frogs – Mali

Dogon Bronze Amulet – Sun Disk and Frogs – Mali

20th century. Cm. 7,1 high x 7,6 width (2.79″ x 2.99″). Gr. 56,1 (1.97 oz.). Lost-wax casting. The mold is destroyed every time; every object is a unique piece. 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 […]

Senufo Divination Ring – Crocodile – Mali / Burkina Faso / Côte d’Ivoire

Senufo Divination Ring – Crocodile – Mali / Burkina Faso / Côte d’Ivoire

20th century. Cm. 3,7 high x 6,0 width (1.45″ x 2.36″); inner diameter cm. 2,2 (0.86″). Gr. 65,3 (2.30 oz.). The Senufo are an ethnolinguistic group composed of diverse subgroups of Gur-speaking people living in an area spanning from southern Mali and the extreme western corner of Burkina Faso to Katiola in Côte d’Ivoire. This type of […]

Dogon Bronze Amulet – Bell and Chameleon – Mali

Dogon Bronze Amulet – Bell and Chameleon – Mali

20th century. Cm. 8,1 high x 6,5 width (3.18″ x 2.55″). Gr. 124,5 (4.39 oz.). The mold is destroyed every time; every object is a unique piece. Due to its physically mutating nature and adaptability, the Chameleon is a symbol of wisdom. Lost-wax casting. The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, […]

Lobi Bronze Amulet – Bull and Bird – Burkina Faso

Lobi Bronze Amulet – Bull and Bird – Burkina Faso

20th century. Cm. 8,9 high x 7,9 width (3.50″ x 3.11″); Gr. 72,5 (2.55 oz.). Lost-wax casting. The mold is destroyed every time; every object is a unique piece. Excellent work. Interesting collector’s item, but also excellent talisman to wear. Sold

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