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Salampasu masker
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A bulbous forehead crowned with wicker spheres, diamond-shaped eyes, a large nose and sharp teeth make up this Mukinka mask of the Salampasu. Copper rectangles line its surface. This ceremonial mask, linked to the warrior society, was displayed at funerals in connection with the deceased's previous initiations. It also participated in initiation rites. Some of these masks were so feared that their name alone made women and children run away.
Height including beard: 68 cm. Living of hunting and agriculture, warlike people, the Salampasu form a tribe of the Lulua group and are installed between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola, in the East of the Kasaï river. They are surrounded to the west and south by the Tschokwe and Lunda, and to the north and east by ...


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Salampasu Mukinka mask
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Salampasu mask

This African mask, decorated with numerous wicker balls, is linked to the ceremonies and initiation rites of the warrior society. It also appeared at funerals in connection with the previous initiations of the deceased, and in many cases, in return for payment. The power of certain masks was so feared that their name alone caused women and children to flee. These masks are distinguished by their bulbous foreheads, blunt noses and mouths revealing cut teeth. This fierce-looking example stands out for its large forehead and protruding tubular ears.
Living from hunting and agriculture, warlike people, 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 by ...


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Mask Salampasu Mukinka
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Ex-collection African tribal art from France.
This African mask Salampasu, covered with a network of copper strips, presents a very broad bulbous forehead with an undefined brow line. Triangular eyes direct the viewer to circular ears, and a nasal volume gradually widening toward the cheeks in the center of which revealing a slightly upturned tip revealing the oririfices of the nostrils. A simply hollowed rectangle serves as a gaping mouth in which the teeth are sculpted. The top cap is made of tinted wicker balls. The perimeter of the mask is lined with perforations in order to attach the raffia ornament that was to conceal the dancer during ceremonies linked to the warrior society and initiation rites. At funerals, masks could also be displayed in connection with the previous ...


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Salampasu Mask
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The bulbous forehead of this African mask houses large hollowed-out rectangles. A narrow mouth inscribed in a diamond is adorned with incisions showing the teeth. He wears a headdress made up of basket caps and feathers.
Masque of ceremonies related to the society of warriors and initiation rites, it was also exhibited at funerals, in connection with the previous initiations of the deceased, and for remuneration in many cases. The power of some masks is also so feared that their name alone can cause women and children to flee. Red ochre pigment residue. Restoration on one of the contours. Eroded wood. Living on 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 ...


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Salampasu Mukinka Mask
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This African Mask of the Salampasu type, covered with a network of copper strips, has a broad bulbous forehead with a non-existent eyebrow line. The almond eyes end in point towards the circular ears, the nasal volume gradually widening towards the cheeks in the center of which the slightly upturned nasal tip reveals the holes of the nostrils. A simply hollowed-out rectangle acts as a gaping mouth in which the teeth are carved. The top cap consists of black-tinted wicker balls. The rim of the mask is lined with perforations in order to attach the raffia adornment to conceal the dancer during ceremonies related to the society of warriors and initiation rites. At funerals, masks could also be displayed in connection with the deceased's previous initiations, and in many cases for ...


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Mask Salampasu Mukinka
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Ex-collection Italian African tribal art.
Metal inlays arranged in a remarkable grid decorate this African Salampasu mask. Under a bulbous forehead devoid of eyebrow line, the triangular eyes contrast with the ample nasal volume. The mouth is gaping, revealing carved teeth. The headdress is organized in black-tinted wicker balls. Perforations on the circumference retained the raffia ornament to conceal the dancer during ceremonies related to the society of warriors and initiation rites. At funerals, masks could also be displayed in connection with the deceased's previous initiations, often for a fee. The power of some masks was so feared that their name alone could drive away women and children. Living from hunting and agriculture, warrior people, the Salampasu form a tribe of the ...


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Fertility figure Salampasu
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statuette Salampasu

This female figure in a semi-rest flexed position, hands placed on either side of the abdomen, embodies an ancestor. She is depicted wearing an ethnic mask. This statuette was dedicated to fertility and fertility rites. Desication cracks. Semi-saturated patina.
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 wooden masks kasangu and copper-covered masks mukinka , was associated with the society of mungongo warriors (pl. bangongo). The wearing of these masks depended on a large contribution of livestock, beverages, ...


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Salampasu Kasangu Mask
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Wearing wicker balls and prolonged with a raffia goatee, 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. Dark satin patina, small erosions. 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 surrounded to the west and south of the Tschokwe and Lunda, and to the north and east of Kete and ...


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Short sword Salampasu Mpuku
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African art > Used objects, pulleys, boxes, loom, awale > Glaive Salampasu

Various fraternities 'mungongo' trained the initiates in the salampasu society. The prestige of a man depended on the number and cost of his initiations. To top off the period of ciconcision, the boys received a sword mpuku they then wore during the masked ceremonies.
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 wooden masks kasangu and copper-covered masks mukinka , was associated with the society of warriors mungongo (pl. bangongo). The wearing of these masks depended on a large contribution of livestock, ...

Figure of reliquary Salampasu
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Salampasu

This female figure with rounded, semi-restuned lower limbs embodies an ancestor. On the abdomen and back of the head, cavities contained relics of ancestors or a magical charge. Resinous drips attest to ritual practices. One side of the head is damaged. Low polychromy residue. Satin patina.
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 kasangu wooden masks and masks covered with copper mukinka, was associated with the society of mungongo warriors (pl. bangongo). The wearing of these masks depended on a large ...


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Mask Salampasu Kasangu
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Ceremonial mask related to the society of warriors and initiation rites, it was also exhibited at funerals, in connection with the previous initiations of the deceased, and for remuneration in many cases. The power of some masks is also so feared that their name alone can cause women and children to flee. These masks are distinguished by their bulbous forehead, wide nose and mouth revealing cut teeth. Grey-brown velvety patina, locally abraded.
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 wooden masks kasangu ...


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Salampasu Kasangu Mask
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Three types of African masks represent the three ranks of the Salampasu men's society: warriors, chiefs and hunters. All have a bulbous front under which are enshrined in narrow slits between which points an imposing triangular nose. The mouth opens on to teeth cut into spikes, which are shown here by metal spikes. The decorative use of copper and brass, in the form of a small circular headdress and the insertion of cabochons and upholstery nails, embellishes this copy which is divided into two contrasting tones, which helps to offer a sure vision. Eroded contours on the back of the mask. Living from hunting and agriculture, a 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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Salampasu Kasangu Mask
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Ex-Belgian African art collection.
The bulbous forehead of this African mask under which the tiny incisions of the eyes are embedded is one of the characteristics of Salampasu masks. The face reveals a nasal volume that widens dramatically towards a small quadrangular mouth with incised teeth. A white kaolin-clad headband limits the top of the mask, the lateral parts of which are adorned with cork growths evoking the scarifications of the Salampasu ethnic group. A mask of ceremonies related to the society of warriors and initiation rites, it was also exhibited at funerals, in connection with the deceased's previous initiations, and for a fee in many cases. The power of some masks is also so feared that their name alone can cause women and children to flee. Red ochre pigment residue. ...


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