Gan Bronze Amulet – Snakes – Burkina Faso
20th century. Cm. 5,8 high x 10,0 width (2.28″ x 3.940″); Gr. 70,3 (2.48 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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