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Grebo Post with Multiple Faces 46″ – Ivory Coast – African Art

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This post was carved in the style of the Grebo people of Ivory Coast/Liberia. This post has a 12 eyed face on top and multiple faces around the base. It measures 46 inches tall and weighs 21 pounds. This piece would make an excellent addition to any collection. There is a repair to the face and cracking, chipping and wear and tear – specifically around the bottom. Please contact us for shipping quotes.

Type of Object

Figure, statue, Post or staff

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)

Ethnicity

Grebo

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

46"

Width

9”

Depth

19"

Weight

21 lbs

Overall Condition

Repair to face, cracking, chipping 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.

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