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Lobi Bronze Amulet Gold Weight Metal Burkina Faso African Art

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Type of Object Gold weight, amulet, pendant
Country of Origin Burkina Faso
People Lobi/Bwa
Materials Metal ( unknown content )
Approximate Age 20th century
Height (in) 3.5
Width (in) 4
Depth (in) .5
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Some oxidation

Additional Information: A rare Lobi bronze fetish pendant created using the lost wax method that involves creating a model in beeswax. Once completed, wax rods are attached to it and the entire model is encased in layers of fine clay. The structure is heated and the melted wax runs out through the channels of wax rods; molten metal is poured into the mold - the mold is broken and the piece has been created, resulting in a unique and original piece