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Auction Closes At: 14:34:00 10/15/2021
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 788. Dan-Bassa Mask
Estimate: $1,500-$2,500
Current High Bid: $750.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $750.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Liberia.
Period: --
Size: 8”H. (20.3cm)

Description: Fine “Geh-naw” mask from the Chu-den-zo society, of ovoid outline with typical concave form, sensitively carved face with crescent openings beneath downcast lids, thick nose, small curved mouth would have held inserted teeth, and a ribbed pattern runs along the length of the center of the face. Her detailed coiffure of segmented sections has distinctive Bassa characteristic style adorned with inserted carved wood hair knots along the hairline, some lost. Dark brown deep patina showing much age. Some very minor wood loss to rim, hairline crack at rim. Custom metal base. Old collection number “738” on sticker on base. The dancer would have worn the mask attached to a plaited costume, at an angle upon the forehead and looked out below the mask through openings in the costume. Grootaers, J, “Masks of the Dan, Mano, Kono, and Bassa Peoples” in Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone, p. 164pp.
Provenance: Private CT. collection; Ex. Arte Primitivo, NY, auction 18, lot 021, 2007; ex. Dorothy Brill Robbins collection.
Shipping Fee:
National: $27.00
International: $135.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Dan-Bassa Mask

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. tribalch1 $750.00 1 10/15/2021 1:54:39 AM

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