CIMIER WAR MASK - Hardwood - GREBO - Liberia

Description
CIMIER WAR MASK - Hardwood - GREBO - Liberia
2nd half 20th century - Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear

Ancient mask in very hardwood from Liberia.

The Grebo ethnic group is established at the border between Ivory Coast and Liberia.

This type of mask would be used in funerary rituals, the many pairs of eyes would symbolise the ancestors.

It also seems that these sorts of masks would have been worn during combats.

Grebo masks have sometimes been attributed to the Kru, a very close ethnic group in Ivory Coast.


Collected in situ.

Lot details
Object
CIMIER WAR MASK
Ethnic group/ culture
GREBO
Region/ country
Liberia
Material
Hardwood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
44×10×22 cm
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