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Passport mask - Bronze - Tikar - Cameroon - Asian African Art
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Passport mask – Bronze – Tikar – Cameroon


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Beautiful bronze pasport mask from the Tikar tribe of Cameroon. The mask is created by the lost wax technique. This work begins by modeling a wax sculpture; then, one makes a mold of the sculpture by slightly coating it with refractory material: The Banko. After drying, the whole is heated, the wax melts and flows through the “empty” mold that is provided and arranged for this purpose. At the right moment, the empty wax mold is filled with liquid metal. The wax and bronze transformation is complete. After solidification and cooling of the bronze (brass by Western standards), the mold is broken to extract the sculpture. After which a long and elaborate work follows.
Object: Passport mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Tikar
Region/ country: Cameroon
Material: Bronze
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 12×9×4 cm
Weight: 300 g



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