A RARE SALAMPASU MUKINKA MASK

Provenance: Michel Koenig, Brussels, Belgium

Salampasu Mukinka masks are characterized by a strongly projecting forehead over a prominent nose and deeply sunken eyes. This red-colored wooden mask would have once had a tuft of feathers or a series of small balls made of cane on the top of the head. Mukinka masks are status symbols owned by members of a warrior society, who pay for them, both as an initiation fee and as an indication of their wealth.

Salampasu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Wood and vegetable fiber, 28 x 38 cm

Price:  € 3.250,-