Early 20th Century
Ex: Private NYC Collection
The Salampasu were once known as fierce warriors and headhunters; this
example; with its bulging forehead, diminutive nose and mouth filled with
razor sharp teeth, projects a strong presence that epitomizes this reputation.
The mask is covered in small sheets of copper that has developed a beautiful
deep patina from years of exposure and use. The fine coiffure consists
of tight woven fiber strands. There is a small area of missing copper
on the chin; otherwise in excellent condition.
The mask stands 13 inches in height.
SOLD / IN 702