Water Bearer: Burkina Faso Bronze Sculpture

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  • Bronze Sculpture
  • Handmade
  • Imported from Burkino Faso
  • 6 inches
  • Depicts an African Woman carrying Water

An authentic bronze sculpture from Burkino Faso. A country known for artisans that specialize in the art of Lost Wax Bronze making. This way of crafting Bronze sculpture is an intense and gruelling process. The technique was first used in the 3rd millennium BC and is continued today by this select group of craftsmen in Burkino Faso.

These talented metalworkers casted this sculpture that depicts an woman carrying water back to her home or the village. African water bearers also have some spiritual symbolisms in Africa and America. In Africa the water container is frequently carried on the head and is associated with a crown symbolizing the importance of water and the person carrying the water to the community. Also, the water container is frequently associated with the womb of a woman where life is created. In Western culture, the water bearer is frequently associated with zodiac sign Aquarius.

Measures 6 inches (height) x 2 inches (length) x 2.5 inches (width). 

This sculpture is handmade so there may be slight and subtle variations in pattern, shape and size. This is what makes the sculpture unique and a true work of art. 

Take a piece of Burkino Faso home with you and experience the beauty of their metal casting handiwork.

Africa Will Look Good in Your Home!

Edition Handmade
Edition Size Each sculpture is crafted by hand by a local artisan in Burkino Faso. This is what makes each sculpture unique and a true piece of African art.
Height 6 inches
Length 2 inches
Medium Bronze
Signed Unsigned
Width 2.5 inches
Year Released 2019

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Earl L.


I wish it were a tad bigger but it is beautiful piece of art!


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Water Bearer of Junk

This looks like it was pulled out if a trash bin. Just awful workmanship.