Rare Antique African Tribal Cast Bronze Burkina Faso sculpture men with Balafon

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Seller: tribalvirtu (969) 100%, Location: Mount Arlington, New Jersey, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192574991930 Exquisite, Highly Ornamented Antique Dogon (circa mid- late 1800s), Cast Bronze Tribal men playing Balafon From the old private collection of the internationally celebrated artist and ardent Africanist.This is a rare, museum quality authentic artifact (circa mid- late 1800s) . The item is about 8" "tall, in excellent antique condition. Burkina Faso is a Northwest African country formerly known as Upper Volta. It is a tropical national and a former French colony. Metal crafting is as old as the culture itself. The country is Africa’s fourth-largest producer of gold and mining for many different metals is a major industry here. Brass crafting is as influential an art form as ebony carving is in southern African countries such as Nigeria. Brass and Bronze crafting was once considered a regal occupation. Metal statues were a significant part of the region’s religious practices. Statues of bass, bronze and other metals were cast to honor kings, queens, god and goddesses in this region. In the nearby nation of Benin, a royal brass guild existed in thirteenth century. Bronze crafting was, and is, also a popular craft in the region which faces the South Atlantic Ocean. African art reflects the ancient tradition of reverence for life. Many African bronze sculptures depict living things-both animals and humans. Most sculptures invoke a spiritual connection you can feel just by looking at them and letting your imagination awaken. Bronze sculptures in human form may have people in regal poses, but you’ll find just as many of people doing the daily labors of life, such as balancing buckets of water on a stick to carry back to the village, or balancing a vase on the head to bring back the day’s findings of fruit that will be the evening’s delight. Some of the most popular statues are those of African musicians. Africa’s deep connection to drums and percussion show in the many bronze sculptures of ritual musicians playing drums and balafons (xylophones). To possess a statue made by members of the original culture is to bring that culture’s vibes into your home. The sculptures have an unmistakable presence of god spiritual power just as they symbolize true and complete cultural authenticity. Due to the antique/vintage nature of our items, we encourage our buyers to carefully read the description and measurements of the item to avoid any disappointments ,there might be some slight imperfections, most likely they will show flaws consistent with ware, ages, and use which only add character and charm to the items. Each item is described and photographed as accurately as possible. If you have any question about any particular item, please contact me before you purchase, We are more than happy and willing to answer any questions you may have. International Buyers – Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding or buying. Condition: Excellent Antique Condition, Color: Brown, Material: Bronze, Original/Reproduction: Original, Tribe: Burkina Faso

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