This statue was carved in the style of the Bassa people of Liberia. The statue features a female figure with beautiful scarification marks throughout her face and body. She measures 26 inches tall and weighs 8 pounds.
Female Bassa Statue with Scarification 26″ – Liberia – African Art
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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.