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Unusual Bassa Female Statue 26″ – Liberia – African Art

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This statue was carved in the style of the Bassa people of Liberia. The unusual pigmentation of this statue makes it a great unique piece to add to your home or collection. The figure comes attached to a metal base.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

Liberia

Ethnicity

Bassa

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

26"

Width (Inches)

10”

Depth (Inches)

6”

Weight (Pounds)

9.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Large crack down front of body. Missing feet. Imperfections 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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