Gan Bronze Amulet – Snake – Burkina Fasoamazigh
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 close analysis of the Gan Bronzes, examining them both thematically and aesthetically.