Grebo, kru Mask
Tribal Mask, Ivory Coast
Wood, kaolin pigment, feathers, sheet metal, nails

H: 22"
Inventory # 10359

Despite centuries of contact with the West, the masking traditions of the Kru and Grebo are insufficiently documented, and hence their purpose remains somewhat of a mystery. Grebo masks were apparently used for both entertainment and in ritual ceremonies. When not in use, the masks were coated with magical substances and placed in front of a village chief’s house, to offer protection.

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