Initiatie masker - Hout, Koper, Plantaardige vezels - Salampasu - Democratische Republike Congo

Omschrijving
Initiatie masker - Hout, Koper, Plantaardige vezels - Salampasu - Democratische Republike Congo
Midden 20e eeuw - Goede staat, gebruikt met enige tekenen van slijtage

SALAMPASU masks are famous and are characterized by a bulging forehead, slanted eyes, a triangular nose and a rectangular mouth displaying filed teeth. This wooden mask is covered with copper plates and has vegetal-fibres on top of the head. It was used for initiation ceremonies related to the warriors` society. (The Tribal Arts of Africa, Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, p180)

The 60,000 SALAMPASU people live on the frontier between the D.R. Congo and Angola.

The mask is in good condition and has a powerful appearance. Contains traces of wear and tear due to tribal usage.

Provenance: Ex private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Kavelgegevens
Object
Initiatie masker
Etnische groep / cultuur
Salampasu
Regio / land
Democratische Republike Congo
Materiaal
Hout, Koper, Plantaardige vezels
Periode
Midden 20e eeuw
Staat
Goede staat, gebruikt met enige tekenen van slijtage
Verkocht met standaard
Nee
Afmetingen
37×20×20 cm
Gewicht
330 g
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