Mask - Wood - Salampasu - DR Congo

Description
Mask - Wood - Salampasu - DR Congo
1st half 20th century - Excellent

This is not a classic " Kasangu " dance mask but rather a wall (hut) mask.
It belonged to the closed " Mugongo " - society.
This warrior community also supervised social events and initiated the young men.

Ex. Colonial collection. H. Pieterman, Uccle/Bruxelles.
Private coll. Brussels.

Semi hard wood type.
Black/white paint.
Here and there wear from rubbing and insect bites.
Dust pollution on the whole.
Dry patinated inside.
Hole in each side for suspension.
One hole in chin and two for nostrils.

Rather rare wall mask !

Will be sent with Track & Trace.

Lot details
Object
Mask
Ethnic group/ culture
Salampasu
Region/ country
DR Congo
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Excellent
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
32×20×14 cm
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