VINTAGE BURKINA FASO AFRICAN BRONZE MUSICIANS SCULPTURE
From our personal collection, on offer is this dynamic bronze/brass sculpture of a drummer. Cast in the lost wax method, the piece originates from the African region of Burkina Faso. The metalsmiths from this area are noted for their high level of skill & artistry in their production of metal work.
With attention to detail, the sculptor has injected nuance into the casting, including the natural drape & folds of the figure's garments, & the twisted rope strap & decoration for the drum. Both hands of the figure are equipped with mallets for striking the head of the drum.
Quite hefty for its smaller size, the bronze weighs nearly a pound (approx. 14-ounces). With its well-developed, oxidized patina, the piece is in good overall condition. Effective viewed from any angle, this striking piece makes an excellent accent piece