|Estimated period:||Second half 20th century|
|Sold with stand:||No|
|Condition:||Fair condition, used with some signs of wear|
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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 has beautiful feathers 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 fair condition and has a powerful appearance. The feathers contains clear traces of wear and tear. The feather headdress isn`t fully attached to the mask anymore.
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