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Salampasu Mask
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Divided into contrasting tones, this ceremonial African mask is linked to the society of warriors and initiation rites. It was also exhibited at funerals in connection with the deceased's previous initiations, and for payment in many cases. The power of some masks was also so feared that their name alone caused women and children to flee. These masks are distinguished by their bulbous forehead, wide nose and mouth revealing cut teeth. Mate grainy patina, erosions.
Shunting and farming, warrior people, the Salampasu form a tribe of the Lulua group and are settled between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, east of the Kasai River. They are surrounded to the west and south of the Tschokwe and Lunda, and to the north and east of Kete and Lwalwa. A hierarchy of masks, simple ...


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Mask Salampasu Mukinka
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Ex Italian African tribal art collection.
A bulbous forehead crowned with a wicker ring on which rest wicker balls, a hollowed-out diamond-shaped gaze, an imposing nose and sharp teeth make up this Mukinka mask of the Salampasu. Wide bands of gilded metal, applied in a dense network, criss-cross the surface. This ceremonial mask linked to the warrior society was displayed at funerals related to the previous initiations of the deceased. It also participated in initiation rites. Some of these masks were so feared that their name alone would frighten women and children away. Living from hunting and agriculture, warrior people, the Salampasu form a tribe of the Lulua group and are settled between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, east of the Kasai River. They are ...


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Mask Salampasu Mukinka
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Tribal art > African mask > Salampasu Mask

Wearing wicker balls and extended with a raffia braid, this African mask is linked to the ceremonies and initiation rites of the warrior society. He also appeared at funerals in connection with the deceased's previous initiations, and in many cases for a fee. The power of some masks was also so feared that their name alone caused women and children to flee. These masks are distinguished by their bulbous forehead, wide nose and mouth revealing cut teeth. This ferocious-looking model stands out for the size of the protruding forehead and tubular ears. Posterior crack of the headdress. Referenced under the number 743 in the collection of the former owner.
Shunting and farming, warrior people, the Salampasu form a tribe of the Lulua group and are settled between the Democratic Republic ...


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