Wax cross - 2012.90.88.1_1


Wax cross

Maker: El Faki Saidi, Tuareg
Geography: Niamey, Niger
Date: November 2004
Object number: 2012.90.88.1
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
DescriptionA small brown wax cross in the shape of a cross of Agadez. This represents the first phase of the lost wax casting technique employed by Tuareg silversmiths. The wax cross would be encased in a clay mold which would then be heated and emptied to allow the silver to flow in it.
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