Large Dogon Cerimonial Ring – Ancestors – Mali

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gan Bronze Amulet – Snake – Burkina Faso

20th century. Cm. 7,5 high x 3,0 width (2.95" x 1.18"); Gr. 26,6 (0.93 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...