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Initiation mask - Wood - Salampasu - DR Congo - Asian African Art
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Initiation mask – Wood – Salampasu – DR Congo


Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object:Initiation mask
Ethnic group/ culture:Salampasu
Region/ country:DR Congo
Period:mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:37×26×16 cm
Weight:500 g

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The Salampasu are established in the South of the Democratic Republic of Congo and also in Angola.
Masks compose the essential of Salampasu art.
They appear on the occasion of initiations, as well as different reunions of social classes.
With a bulging forehead and apparent teeth, it could easily inflict fear and command respect.

Provenance: former 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).