Grebo Kru passport mask, Ivory Coast Wood... - Lot 155 - Pestel-Debord

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Grebo Kru passport mask, Ivory Coast Wood... - Lot 155 - Pestel-Debord
Grebo Kru passport mask, Ivory Coast Wood with brown patina, polychromy H. 10.5 cm Rare Grebo miniature mask with cubist structure, nose, eyes and mouth in high relief under a domed forehead. Polychrome pointillist ornamentation. The tubular, oversized gaze of this type of mask marked their power of omnivoyance. They were used in a variety of social situations. They impressed many modern artists, including the Cubists in the early 20th century. (About the Grebo mask, donation Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, Musée du Quai Branly N° d'nventaire 70.2017.66.29)
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