Bassa Mask - Liberia

A great sense of mass imbues this Bassa mask, imposing with its classically large brow, full cheeks, and heavy, almond-shaped silhouette. As the face sinks forcefully in at the eyes, the nose and brow are projected dramatically outward, along with the crested coiffure. A few teeth still remain in the mouth. Age and use have lent a rich patina to the mask's surface.

Bassa
Wood
Late 19th or early 20th century
H 11.75" W 5.25"
Ex Private UK collection
#453
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