This Grebo mask portrays a bird with a long beak and six eyes. The mask measures 23 inches tall, 24 on the custom stand, and weighs 5 pounds, 7 including stand. Add this piece to your collection today.
Grebo Bird Mask on Custom Stand 23″ – Ivory Coast – African Art
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Wood, pigment, vegetable fiber, fabric
23" mask (28" from tip of beak to top of head), 24" on stand
12" (24" when sitting on stand)
5 lbs mask, 7 lbs with stand
Some imperfections and wear and tear. See photos or inquire for more 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.”
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.