Bwa pendant (Front view)
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Item : Bwa pendant, Picture : Front view (approx. 22 Kbytes)


This Bwa pendant is symbolizing a crescent of the moon, as well as three small birds. Worn with a leather link, it was used to chase away the ghostly spirits and disease.
17th / 19th century.

Object #2929

Origin :

Burkina Faso (Hounde area)

Type :

Jewellery and materials

Ethnic group :

Bwa

Material :

Patinated bronze, made using the process of lost wax

Size :

H = 3.1 inches

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