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Bassa Style Helmet Mask 14″ – Liberia – African Art

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This mask was carved in the style of the Bassa people of Liberia. The mask features a figure with closed eyes and a serene expression. It measures 14 inches tall and weighs 4.5 pounds. There is some cracking, chipping and water damage. Please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Liberia

Ethnicity

Bassa

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

14"

Width (Inches)

9”

Depth (Inches)

9”

Weight (Pounds)

4.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Cracking, scuffing, water damage and wear and tear

Tribe Information

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.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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