African art > African mask > Boyo mask

Buyu Basikasingo mask (N° 17794)

African art at the Buyu.
Fral flows have mixed Bembe, Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo, Binji and Bangubangu within the same territories. The Basikasingo , considered by some to be a sub-clan Buyu , are not of bembe origin, however, as Biebuyck's work has traced its history. Organized in lineages, they borrowed the association of the Bwami the Lega. The bembé and boyo traditions are relatively similar They worship the spirits of nature, water specifically among the Boyo, but also heroic ancestors, whose will is sought through divinatory rites. Hunting is also an opportunity to make sacrifices of gratitude to entities that have been begged for favour and protection. Their masks are rare and their function little documented. Grey brown patina encrusted with residual kaolin.  

Watch the video


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost

Originex-collection allemande
Countryrdc ex zaire
Weight0.20 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

You could also be interested by these items
Masque LubaMasque ZandeMasque DanMasque TsengiMasque Bete

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts

You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
African art - Buyu Basikasingo mask
African art  -  New York - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73 Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100