Bronze Sitting Reader Sculpture


Artisans in Burkina Faso, handcraft this beautiful Bronze Sitting Reader Sculpture, a tribute to literacy in Africa from bronze, using the lost wax method. A slender feminine figure sits leisurely, reading a book.

This gorgeous fair trade bronze statue is what we call a "lost wax" figure, an ancient practice in which an artist creates an original sculpture out of wax. This is followed by creating an outer mold usually with plaster around the wax figure. Next the molten bronze is poured inside the outer mold, melting the wax form while at the same time taking its shape in the mold. After it is hardened the plaster mold is removed, the finished product is revealed and the original wax mold is “lost”.

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Our Bronze Sitting Reader Sculpture is hand made in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso by fair trade artisans, each sculpture is unique, and colors will vary.

Origin: Burkina Faso

Size: 4"L x 4"W x 7.5"T

Materials: Bronze, paint

One sculpture will come in your shipment with a note on the bronze wax method for the receiver of this beautiful gift.

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