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Mask – Wood – Bassa – Sierra Leone


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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.

Provenance: former private collection from the Netherladns

Object: Mask
Ethnic group/ culture: Dan
Region/ country: Ivory Coast
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 39×22×20 cm
Weight: 2100 g


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