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Gbetu mask

Liberia
Early to mid-20th century


Place of Creation: Liberia

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 40.6 x 22.9 cm (16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

2017.42

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Classifications

Masks

Provenance

1987, Irwin Hersey (b. 1920 – d. 2010) and Marcia Hersey (b. 1931 – d. 2006), New York; May 20, 1987, Hersey and others sale, Sotheby’s, New York (sale 5587), lot 50, to a private collector; May 12, 2011, consigned anonymously, Bonhams, New York, lot 2085, sold to Pamela and Oliver Cobb, Shoreline, WA; 2017, gift of Pamela and Oliver Cobb to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 2017)

Credit Line

Gift of Oliver E. and Pamela F. Cobb in memory of Thomas G.B. Wheelock