Lot 178: A fine Bassa Gela mask

A fine Bassa Gela mask, Bassa; Liberia

A Gela mask, typical of the type, originally worn as part of a larger headdress and with classical pointed chin, high and heavy brow, and a long nose with flaring nostrils. Extensive signs of age and use. H. 7 1/4"

Property from a New York Estate

Alfred Schienberg, 1971, The Gallery of African Art. NY


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