Lot: 183

87e vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Masque "geh naw"

Libéria, Bassa

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Ralf Lüders, Stuttgart, Germany
Ketterer, Munich, 12 December 1987, lot 59
H: 22 cm Cet objet n’est plus disponible.

wood, brown patina, kaolin, concave vaulted facial plane with pointed chin, protruding mouth with separately carved teeth, elaborate coiffure in several lobes, metal earrings, rep. (metal clamp at the back), missing parts through insetc caused damage, cracks

Dorsinville R. and Meneghini M., The Bassa Mask a stranger in the house, in: Ethnologische Zeitschrift Zürich, 1, Bern, 1973:38, ill. 33