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The Grebo arrived from the southern Sahara around 1550. They settled on the coast of Liberia, west of the Cavally River. The area was made up of several frequently warring tribes. The Grebo were soon engaged in constant battles. To strengthen their courage, combatants wore war masks that were constructed to invoke terror in the enemy. Several protruding pairs of tubular eyes characterize the famous wooden abstract masks. The all seeing eye groups were believed to be spiritually connected to protective ancestors. The eyes were often polychromed with the mask itself enchanted with protective white kaolin powder. This is another authentic selection that has been used in ceremony! This aged selection comes complete woth a black custom made metal stand.
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Dimensions: 16 inches tall when placed on the stand. The mask itself measures 10 inches tall x 4 inches deep x 6 1/2 inches wide.