Superb Lobi Bronze Amulet Pendant of a crocodile and serpents -AFRICA
A Lobi bronze fetish pendant
The crocodile is a very popular motif and an important representational symbol as it has a relevant place in the cosmic order and is a traditional symbol of protection amongst the Lobi.
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.
Collected in Burkina Faso.
Origin: Lobi ethnic group - BURKINA FASO
Age: Late 20th century
Condition details: Good with patina
Dimension: (3.75 ") w by 3" h