Grebo Mask with Protruding Eyes 23.5″ – Ivory Coast/Liberia



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This mask was created in the style of the Grebo people of Ivory Coast/Liberia. The plank style mask features  a simple face with protruding forehead, eyes, nose and mouth. It measures 23.5 inches tall and weighs 3.5 pounds. There is minor imperfections including scrapes and scuffs – please inspect photos. Stand not included.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast, Liberia




Wood and pigment

Approximate Age


Height (Inches)


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Depth (Inches)


Weight (Pounds)

3.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Good with minor imperfections – see photos.

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.”

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