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Bembe figure (N° 22598)

Janiform sculpted bust associated with the cult of the water spirit Kalunga, among the many nature spirits revered by the Buyu. The Bembe have the same type of figures.
Satin patina of use, traces of kaolin and pink ocher, desiccation cracks.
Migratory flows have mixed Bembe, Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo, Binji and Bangubangu within the same territories. The Bassikassingo, considered by some to be a Buyu sub-clan, are however not of Bembe origin although they live in their territory , the work of Biebuyck having made it possible to retrace their history. Organized in lineages, they borrowed the association of Bwami from the Lega. The bembe and boyo traditions are relatively similar They worship the spirits of nature, water specifically among the Boyo, Buyu , but also the heroic ancestors, whose will we seek to know by means of divinatory rites. The hunt is also an opportunity to perform sacrifices of gratitude towards the entities whose favor and protection have been requested. Their masks are rare and their function poorly documented.  

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OriginEx-collection belge
EthnyBoyo
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood
Height cm27
Width9 cm
Weight0.50 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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