BASSA MASKS, Liberia

 

BASSA
Mask 601
8" high
$600

 

BASSA
Mask 603
10.5" high
$200



 BASSA
Mask 604
9" high
$150 

Photographs © Tim Hamill

BASSA, MASKS, Liberia

The Bassa, neighbors to the south-west of the Dan, have been influenced artistically by them. They make masks characterized by a two planed face with semi-closed eyes and a protruding mouth. Masks like these, called Gela, would have been worn by Bassa dancers during the No men's society entertainment ceremonies.

Mask 601 has been vetted as authentic, with evidence of age and use.The other two masks show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

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