An old classical Bassa mask from Liberia.
Provenance: Estate Nadya Levi (1929-2021), a sculptor who collected African Art and lived in Antwerp. She got the Bassa masks from Paolo Morigi in Lugano during the 1970’s, who collected them in Liberia during the Biafra war.
H= 25 cm
Estimated age : End XIXth Early XXth
Wood, 2 teeth in bone. Some parts of the coiffure missing due to insects ( see images).