Gan Bronze Amulet – Snake – Burkina Faso
20th century. Cm. 8,7 high (3.43″); Gr. 30,6 (1.08 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