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Ballerina Lost Wax Statue

Handcrafted in Burkina Faso

Availability:
Out of stock
SKU 1800250

Ballerina Lost Wax Statue

Handcrafted in Burkina Faso

Availability:
Out of stock
SKU 1800250

Item Status: OBS
Item Date: 2018-11-01
UPC Code: 732919509618
STORY

Let this graceful dancer pirouette into your home. The bronze Ballerina Lost Wax Statue is handcrafted using the ancient lost wax method of casting bronze. Originating in the Middle East, 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.

DETAILS
  • Bronze statue with green patina accents
  • 10.25H inches, base is 3D inches
  • Handcrafted in Burkina Faso
ABOUT THE ARTISAN
Atelier de Bronze
BURKINA FASO
Atelier de Bronze Bonkoungou et Frère specializes in the traditional technique of lost wax bronze casting. The workshop leader, Issouf Bonkoungou l...
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