This statue was created in the style of the Bassa people of Liberia. The statue features a standing figure holding its hands in front of its chest. The statue measures 33 inches tall on its custom base and weighs 10 pounds. There is some damage to the bottom of the piece, some scrapes and scuffs – please see photos.
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32" figure & 33" w/ base
5.5" figure & 7 w/base
5.5" figure & 7" w/ base
Some damage to base – scrapes and cracks
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.
About the Dan People
The Dan are known for their superb woodwork. Masks are the single most paramount form of artwork created by the Dan, creating a bridge between the supernatural and physical worlds.
Read more about the Dan here.