African bronzes

The manufacture of a bronze lost wax begins with shaping a scupture wax. It is then coated with clay mixed with donkey dung. After drying, the whole is heated so as to melt the wax, which flows through the openings left in the modeling. The craftsman then poured the molten bronze that fills the imprint left by the melted wax. After cooling, the mold is broken to extract the sculpture, making each piece unique. The statues presented in this category are carried out in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

African bronzes | Madame Framboise

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