Outstanding Large Fine Gan Necklace – Snake and Crocodiles – Burkina Faso
20th century. Aluminium; cm. 33,5 high x 25,5 width (13.19″ x 10.04″); Gr. 480,0 (16.93 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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