Sakwibuku tribal mask - Salampasu - Congo DRC

The art of war in Salampasu culture

The Salampasu, organized in small political entities named ikota who were allied in case of threat. At each attempt of invasion by their neighbors Lunda, the Salampasu confronted them by coming together as a set of small groups welded and coordinated.
The traditional masks of the ethnic group were part of an initiatory logic and social cohesion between the regional groups.
This African mask Salampasu presents a very expressive facies, sharp and sharp teeth tinged with white.
Old patina.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
Size
29 x 16 cm
Ethnic group
Salampasu
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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