Gan Bronze Amulet – Snake + Leather Necklace – Burkina Faso
20th century. The snake amulet is cm. 12,1 high (4.76″); Gr. 44,8 (1.58 oz.). The leather necklace is cm. 56,5 in lenght (22.24″).
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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