Gan Bronze Amulet – Snake – Burkina Faso
Cm. 5,5 high x 8,0 width (2.17″ x 3.15″); Gr. 38,5 (1.36 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.
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