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Iron Shrine Figure

Gan, Burkina Faso
19th-early 20th C

Provenance: Noble and Jean Endicott, New York

Iron figures were created by Gan blacksmiths as talismans and shrine pieces for personal protection. Reminiscent of a Giacometti sculpture this fine forged iron figure is a minimalist representation of the human form. The delicate thin body is juxtaposed by its bold arms that project outwards from the body; in a flexed position. The face has no features enhancing the figures enigmatic abstraction. The surface is aged with varied encrustations from generations of use and exposure.

Iron Shrine Figure

Gan, Burkina Faso
19th-early 20th C

Provenance: Noble and Jean Endicott, New York

Iron figures were created by Gan blacksmiths as talismans and shrine pieces for personal protection. Reminiscent of a Giacometti sculpture this fine forged iron figure is a minimalist representation of the human form. The delicate thin body is juxtaposed by its bold arms that project outwards from the body; in a flexed position. The face has no features enhancing the figures enigmatic abstraction. The surface is aged with varied encrustations from generations of use and exposure.

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