Lot 181: A Fine and Rare Grebo Kwi Iru mask

A Fine and Rare Grebo Kwi Iru mask, Grebo ; Liberia

The fine and rare 'Kwi Iru' mask of classical form with naturalistic face with large rounded forehead and central raised ridge, the eyes and nose naturalistically rendered, the mouth aggressive with animal teeth inset, the whole with dark patina and encrustation from ritual libations, the face surmounted with a pair of horns, the whole with hobnails. Excellent internal patina. H. 19 1/2"

Property of a New York estate

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

Price Realized: $8,000

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