Fine Gan Aluminium Figure – Ox – Burkina Faso


Aluminium. Cm. 12,2 x cm. 10,6 (4.80″ x 4.17″). Grams 123,2 (4.35 oz).

The Gan are based in the south-west region of Burkina Faso. For the Gan, every form of power is legitimized by its relation to a traditional and official state system of cults dedicated to a pantheon of supernatural entities, associated in particular with the spirits of the dead. The cult objects and symbols identifying these entities – spectacular figurations – turn out to play a determining role in the procedures for relating the present to the past, to the point of constituting formidable “objects of memory”.


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Weight300 g