Gan Bronze Amulet – Chameleon and Snakes – Burkina Faso


20th century. Cm. 8,0 high (3.15″); Gr. 43,0 (1.52 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;

– “Les Gan du Burkina Faso”, by Daniela Bognolo.

The Barbier Mueller Museum in Geneve has a fine collection of Gan bronze


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Weight150 g