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Buyu statue (N° 22208)

The influence of migratory movements in African art.
The ancestor statues of Basumba, one of the six boyo clans, are identifiable by their triangular face divided by a long nasal ridge. This pointed face is bordered by a crenellated beard. The body has been treated in a stylized way in three volumes renewing the diamond shape. Glossy brown patina, desication cracks.
Migratory flows have mixed Bembe, Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo, Binji and Bangubangu within the same territories. The Bembe and Boyo traditions are relatively similar. They venerate the spirits of nature, water specifically among the Boyo, 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. Ref. : "Art and Life in Africa" ​​C.D. Roy  

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Originex-collection suisse
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)wood, cauris
Height cm41
Width10 cm
Weight0.85 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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