African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Buyu Statue
This type of protective fetish is called kakudji among the Hemba. A magical charge was frequently added, placed on the subject's head.
Lustrous black brown patina, minor abrasions and crazing.
Migratory flows have mixed within the same territories Bembe, Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo, Binji and Bangubangu. The Basikasingo, considered by some to be a Buyu sub-clan, are however not of Bembe origin, Biebuyck's work having made it possible to trace their history. Organized into lineages, they borrowed the association of Bwami from the Lega. The Bembe and Boyo tribal 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.
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|Origin||Collection française J.C.L|
|Country||rdc ex zaire|
|Estimated dating||circa 1960|
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