AFRICAN HOMAGE

Grebo II

African Art, Grebo Mask (2), collection, African Homage

The Grebo are a West African people in east-central and south-eastern Liberia and western Ivory Coast, in a largely forested area. They are part of the Kru group.
Their well known male masks featuring geometric shapes and several pairs of tubular protruding eyes, are war masks designed to threaten the enemy.
This unusual piece is connected with the forest living spirits of the invisible world.

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