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Grebo bird mask with 6 eyes
Grebo bird mask with 6 eyes
Grebo bird mask with 6 eyes
Grebo bird mask with 6 eyes
Grebo bird mask with 6 eyes
Grebo bird mask with 6 eyes
Grebo bird mask with 6 eyes
Grebo bird mask with 6 eyes
Grebo bird mask with 6 eyes
Grebo bird mask with 6 eyes
Grebo bird mask with 6 eyes
Grebo bird mask with 6 eyes

Grebo Bird Mask on Custom Stand 23″ – Ivory Coast – African Art

$295.00 $147.50

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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.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast

Ethnicity

Grebo

Animal

Material

Wood, pigment, vegetable fiber, fabric

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

23" mask (28" from tip of beak to top of head), 24" on stand

Width (Inches)

8"

Depth (Inches)

12" (24" when sitting on stand)

Weight (Pounds)

5 lbs mask, 7 lbs with stand

Overall Condition

Some imperfections and wear and tear. See photos or inquire for more information.

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.