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...

Gan Aluminium Amulet – Python – Burkina Faso

1970'. Cm. 26,7 high (10.51"); Gr. 104,4 (3.68 oz.). Gan pieces in aluminium are quite rare. 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, examining them both thematically and aesthetically.

Dogon Talisman – SUN – Mali

Bronze, shell. Cm. 6,8 high x cm. 3,5 width (2.68" x 1.38"). Gr. 24,8 (0.87 oz.). 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...

Kotoko Warrior – Putchu Guinadji – Chad

Brass; gr. 92,6 (3.27 oz.); cm. 7,0 high x cm. 5,8 width (2.76" x 2.28"). These talismans are believed to cure the madness. The word "Putchu" means horse and "Guinadji" means demon in the Kotoko language. The "Putchu Guinadji" are the horse and the rider who fight the demons attacking the mad person. The horsemen...

Dogon Amulet – Ancestor – Mali

Mid 20th Century. Cm. 9,5 high x 8,3 width (3.74" x 3.26"). Gr. 169,3 (5.97 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...

Dogon Cerimonial Ring – Rider – Mali

Cm. 8,5 high x 6,0 width (3.35" x 2.36"). Inner diameter cm. 2,0 (0.79"); US size 9.75. Gr. 61,8 (2.18 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...

Lobi Bronze Amulet – Bird – Burkina Faso

20th century. Cm. 12,3 high x 8,7 width (4.84" x 3.43"); Gr. 87,1 (3.07 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...

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...