This is a large figural post / staff that was hand carved by the Bassa People of Liberia. A top the staff is a female with a child on her back, four faces are carved under the handle. Stands 74.5 inches tall, weighs 18 pounds, and comes with a custom metal stand.
Bassa Figural Post / Staff 75.5″ with base – Liberia – African Art
1 in stock
|Type of Object||
Post or staff
|Country of Origin||
74.5" Post, 75.5" w/ Base
7.5" Post, 10" Base
7.5" Post, 12" Base
18 lb Post, 36 lbs w/ Stand
Possible minor imperfections and wear & tear, including but not limited to scuffing, cracking and minimal chipping. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more details.
About the Bassa People
“Bassa territory lies in the middle of present day Liberia. Their economy is based on rice which they cultivate around small villages which have a population of around two hundred. Bassa artistic tradition has been influenced by their north-eastern neighbours, the Dan, who live on the Ivory Coast.”
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.