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Grebo Kru mask (N° 20696)

The African art from the banks of the Cavally and its fantastic African masks.
With a powerful visual impact, this mask with projecting features has cylindrical eyes that would refer to clairvoyant faculties. The feathers at the top, which were intended to give the illusion of a spiky headdress, are absent. Satin patina punctuated by crusty residues of kaolin.
Height on base: 49 cm.
The Kru are divided into twenty-four subgroups of which the Grebo are a part, settled in southern Liberia and southwestern Côte d'Ivoire. Their chief is the bodio, who lives reclusively in a hut, the takae . Their masks with tubular outgrowths are said to be of oubi origin, and may symbolize the mythical creatures that inhabit the forests on the banks of the Cavally, which the people address through ritual ceremonies. The interest of cubist painters and modern sculptors in the abstract forms of the Grebo mask could be seen in some of their works, such as Picasso's 1914 metal guitar.  

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OriginEx. collection Mercier
EthnyGrebo
CountryLibéria
Material(s)wood
Height cm40
Width25 cm
Weight3.80 Kg
Socle includedYes

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