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Four-Eyed Grebo Mask 11″ – Ivory Coast/Liberia – African Art

$225.00 $112.50

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This mask was created in the style of the Grebo people of Ivory Coast/Liberia. The mask features four eyes, bright lips and feather and raffia decorations. The mask measures 11 inches tall, 17 inches including raffia, and weighs 1.5 pounds. The feathers have lost most of their actual feather pieces and the stem remains. There is some cracking and wear and tear – please inspect photos. Stand not included but one can be added for an additional charge.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast

Ethnicity

Grebo

Material

Wood, pigment, vegetable fiber and feathers

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

11" mask, 17" including raffia

Width (Inches)

5"

Depth (Inches)

4"

Weight (Pounds)

1.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Feathers have become bare. Some cracking and wear and tear.

Tribe Information

About the Grebo People

“Unlike the other populations living in Liberia, the Grebo people are not structured by the Poro society. They are ruled by a chief known as Bodio who lives in near total isolation. The characteristic feature of Grebo masks are an elongated nose set between tubular eyes. These masks were recently attributed to a neighbouring tribe, the Kru, who live on the Ivory Coast. Since they have one or several pair of eyes, it is thought they may represent sears.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.