Burkinabe sculpture in lost wax bronze shares the joy of life in a dance of celebration. Originating in the Middle East in the 9th century, lost wax is one of the first known methods of working with molten metal. The artisan sculpts wax, then coats it with clay and allows it to dry. Molten bronze is poured into the mold, melting the wax and allowing liquid bronze to fill the shape. After the metal cools, the artisan breaks the clay, revealing a one-of-a-kind figure.
Because each sculpture is created individually, some variation will exist.
- 12H inches
- Made in Burkina Faso
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