Akan Brass Casting

by Raymond Silverman
University of Michigan

Cire perdue (lost-wax) brass casting, Buoyem, Brong Ahafo, Ghana, April 1980. Photo by Raymond Silverman.


Finished wax models for three rings and two beads. The length of wax thread that projects from each object will form a narrow channel (called a sprue) through which the molten brass will flow when the mold is heated in the furnace.