Large Fine Gan Amulet – Snake – Burkina Faso

20th century. Bronze, leather. The amulet is cm. 14,0 high x cm. 8,1 width (5.51″ x 3.19″). Gr. 208,0 (7.34 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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Weight350 g