A Bobo snake from Burkina Faso
Burkina faso. Bobo people. Early to mid-XXth
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Snakes were important fixtures on altars that delivered individual and collective protection. An indication of their importance is reflected in how often snakes occur in Bobo, Gan and Lobi metalwork.
Research indicates that the Gan (who can be distinguished by their regionally unique language) originated in central Ghana and emigrated northwest to Burkina Faso in the 15th century. Not coincidentally, Gan bronzes excavated in Burkina Faso can date back to the 15th century, but not earlier (Schaedler, Earth and Ore, 1997).
The Bobo bronzes are largelly inspired by the Gan and not so old, this one is probably mid-xxth but finelly made in the lost wax technique.
It will be a perfect press paper or a protective symbol for you.
- Indigenous object name
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- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Burkina Faso
- Sold with stand
- 30×1×1 cm