This mask was created in the style of the Grebo people of Ivory Coast/Liberia. The mask features four protruding eyes and has been decorated with shells and feathers. It measures 37.5 inches tall and weighs 5 pounds. There are some cracking, scrapes, scuffs and imperfections throughout the mask – please see photos. Stand is not included.
Grebo Bird Mask with Feathers 37.5″ – Ivory Coast/Liberia – African Art
1 in stock
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wood, pigment, shells, feathers
Some cracking, scrapes and scuffs.
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.