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Buyu Basikasingo Mask (N° 12146)

African art among the Buyu.

Migration flows have mixed Bembe, Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo, Binji and Bangubangu within the same territories, while the Basikasingo, considered by some to be a Buyu sub-clan, are not Bembuyck's work has been traced back to their history, organized in lineages, borrowed from the Lega Bwami association, the Bembe and Boyo traditions are relatively similar, and they revere the spirits of nature. water specifically among the Boyo, but also the heroic ancestors, whose will is sought by means of divination rites.Hunting is also an opportunity to make sacrifices of gratitude to the entities that have been begged for favor and protection Their masks are rare and their function little documented.This face with angular cheeks framed by a crenellated beard is capped with a triple ridge flares e. The projection of the geometric mouth reminiscent of kifwebe Luba and Songye masks. The physiognomy is reflected in their statuary. The heavy counterweight shows white kaolin residues in the hollows, its irregular surface is slightly satiny.  

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OriginEx-collection S.E. L. Aidara
EthnyBoyo
CountryCongo
Material(s)wood
Height cm41
Width24 cm
Weight1.44 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1950
Socle inclusOptional

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