Fine Gan Aluminium Figure – Raider – Burkina Faso
Aluminium. Cm. 17,5 x cm. 11,5 (6.89″ x 4.53″). Grams 229,4 (8.09 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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