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Six Eyed Grebo Mask 18″ – Ivory Coast – African Art

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This Grebo mask showcases an oddly shaped face with six tubular eyes. The mask measures 18 inches tall and weighs 2 pounds. There is minor cracking and wear and tear. Stand not included but one can be added for an additional charge.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast

Ethnicity

Grebo

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

18"

Width (Inches)

8"

Depth (Inches)

5"

Weight (Pounds)

2 lbs

Overall Condition

Minor cracking, scuffing and general 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.