Lot 180: A fine and powerfully carved Grebo mask

A fine and powerfully carved Grebo mask, Grebo; Liberia

The top of the head flattened and with carved comb-like device above heavy bushy eyebrows made from attached animal fur, the face with reddened pigment throughout, the eyes tubular with pieces of broken mirror attached to the surfaces with resin, the nose wedge-like and the mouth with inset teeth. Fine old patina. A rare and unusual mask. H. 13"

Property of a New York estate

Alfred Schienberg, 1971, The Gallery of African Art. NY


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