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Grebo Wooden Mask - PF.4927
Origin: Liberia
Circa: 1870 AD to 1930 AD

Collection: African Art
Style: Dance Mask
Medium: Wood
Condition: Very Fine

Additional Information: closet AF1
Location: United States
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The name Grebo is used to refer to an ethnic group or subgroup within the larger Kru group of West Africa, to certain of its constituent elements, or to the Grebo language. Within Liberia members of this group are found primarily in Maryland County and Grand Kru County in the southeastern portion of the country, but also in River Gee County and Sinoe County. The Côte d'Ivoire Grebo population Krumen is found the southwestern corner of that country. A recent estimate of their numbers in Liberia is approximately 387,000.[1] There are an estimated 48,300 Grebo in Côte d'Ivoire, not counting refugees.[2] Precise numbers are lacking, since many have been displaced by the recent civil war. - (PF.4927)


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