Salampasu passport mask

€100.00

Salampasu masks are famous and are characterized by a rounded forehead, slanted eyes, a triangular nose and a rectangular mouth with filed teeth. It was used for initiation ceremonies related to the society of warriors. (The tribal arts of Africa, Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, p180)
Miniature African mask certainly intended to be hung in a box, collected in Belgium, most probably from the 1940s - 1960s.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1960
Size
15,5 x 9 cm
Ethnic group
Salampasu
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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