SALAMPASU MASKS ARCHIVES, DRC

Despite their appearance, the masks below were probably made to be sold.

The masks below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For UNSOLD Salampasu masks: GO TO SALAMPASU MASKS PAGE


Salampasu 1
SOLD

Salampasu 7
SOLD 


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

SALAMPASU, MASKS ARCHIVES, DRC

The Salampasu have three mask types, representing grades of male society, hunters, warriors and chiefs. Worn during initiation and other rituals, most of them share a bulging forehead, deeply set eyes and pointed, or filed, teeth. Most of these, whether covered with thin copper sheeting or nor, are the warrior's mask style.


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