WOOD, PIGMENTS, HEIGHT 50CM
The Grebo are an ethnic subgroup within the larger Kru society. The Grebo are ruled by a chief known as Bodio, who lives in near total isolation from his people. Characteristic features of Grebo masks are a long elongated nose and tubular eyes. Many masks have more than two eyes, which are thought to represent ancestors who have the ability to see and judge peoples daily coming and going. The more eyes the better they can see. An unusual and interesting feature of this particular mask is the mouth in the shape of a birds beak.