Superb and rare Tribal Grebo Mask Liberia in the shape of a caterpillar Verme
( the caterpillar is a symbol of evolution and transformation , Determination,Metamorphosis,Transformation,Renewal etc...)
decorated with indigo and white colors
masks are best known for their influence on early western modern art being
found in the collection of Picasso
who obtained a Grebo mask from his dealer Kahnweiler in Paris.
There is no doubt as to the influence of the Grebo style mask upon the development of western art
for they are a complete example of geometry in sculpture.
10.75" h by 7" w 5" D
Amazing in person