Bronze Snake

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Bronze Snake

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Bronze Snake

Bronze Snake

$205

Bronze Snake


Burkina Faso

$205


$205
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This sculpture is composed of bronze.

All orders placed after 2 PM PT will be processed on the next business day.

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Burkina Faso

The art of bronze casting has a long and rich history in West Africa. In this tradition, a rough... READ MORE

The art of bronze casting has a long and rich history in West Africa. In this tradition, a rough clay core is molded and then covered by a layer of bee's wax. The wax is carved and shaped into the desired design, then covered with more clay. Next, the mold is baked to melt and drain the wax, leaving an empty space between the inner and outer clay layers. Molten metal is carefully poured into the chamber, hardening to create the final shape. Finally, the outer layer of clay is chipped off, revealing the metal within. Often taking shape as leopards and horses, these bronze figurines have long been displayed at important cultural ceremonies, especially weddings and funerals.

The art of bronze casting has a long and rich history in West Africa. In this tradition, a rough clay core is molded and... Read More

The art of bronze casting has a long and rich history in West Africa. In this tradition, a rough clay core is molded and then covered by a layer of bee's wax. The wax is carved and shaped into the desired design, then covered with more clay. Next, the mold is baked to melt and drain the wax, leaving an empty space between the inner and outer clay layers. Molten metal is carefully poured into the chamber, hardening to create the final shape. Finally, the outer layer of clay is chipped off, revealing the metal within. Often taking shape as leopards and horses, these bronze figurines have long been displayed at important cultural ceremonies, especially weddings and funerals.

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Product Information

This sculpture is composed of bronze.

All orders placed after 2 PM PT will be processed on the next business day.