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Bassa passport mask


Bassa passport mask, wood, H= 16 cm, 23 cm on metal stand.

provenance Nadya Levi, Paolo Morigi.

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Introducing a rare and exquisite Bassa passport mask from Liberia, now available for purchase. This unique mask is hand-carved from wood and mounted on a metal stand, with a total height of 16 cm and 23 cm, respectively.

This Bassa passport mask has a fascinating history and has been authenticated as a genuine piece from Liberia. It was acquired by the Swiss collector, Paolo Morigi of Lugano, and is now available for sale to art collectors and enthusiasts.

The intricate details of this Bassa passport mask are truly remarkable.  The mask's unique shape represents a person who is seeking permission to travel through Bassa territory.

This particular Bassa passport mask holds significant cultural and historical importance, as it served as a symbol of respect and authority in the past, ensuring safe passage through Bassa territory. Today, it is a rare and valuable collector's item that is highly sought after.

If you're looking for a unique and culturally significant piece for your art collection, this Bassa passport mask is a must-have. Its authenticity and historical significance make it a rare and valuable item that you will cherish for years to come.

Nadya Levi was a prominent sculptor who had a keen interest in African art. She was born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1929 and later moved to Antwerp, Belgium, where she lived and worked.

Levi's sculptures were heavily influenced by African art, and she often incorporated elements of African design and style into her iron work. Her passion for African art also led her to become a collector, and she amassed a significant collection of African masks, sculptures, and other artifacts over the years.

Levi's dedication to the preservation and promotion of African art was widely recognized, and she became a well-respected figure in the art world. Her expertise and knowledge of African art were highly sought after, and she had contact with the most famous collectors of here time.

Today, Levi's legacy lives on through her artwork and her impressive collection of African art. Her contributions to the study and appreciation of African art continue to inspire and educate art enthusiasts and collectors around the world.

Nadya Levi got that mask from Paolo Morigi in the 1970's. Paolo Morigi is a Swiss art collector and dealer with over 30 years of experience in collecting and dealing in African and Oceanic art. His impressive collection of rare and significant pieces, combined with his extensive knowledge and expertise, have earned him a reputation as a leading expert in the field. Morigi has also contributed to the art world through his support of exhibitions, publications, and cultural initiatives, and his passion for African and Oceanic art continues to inspire and educate art enthusiasts and collectors around the world.

Order now and bring a piece of Liberia's cultural heritage with a good provenance into your home or office.

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