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Migratory flows have mixed within the same territories Bembe, Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo , Binji and Bangubangu. The Basikasingo , considered by some as a Buyu sub-clan, are not however of Bembe origin, Biebuyck's work having made it possible to trace their history. Organised into lineages, they borrowed the association of the Bwami from the Lega. The Bembé and Boyo tribal traditions are relatively similar: they venerate the spirits of nature, of water specifically in the case of the Boyo, but also the heroic ancestors, whose will is sought through divinatory rites. The hunt is also an opportunity to make sacrifices of gratitude to the entities from which one has begged for favour and protection.


Buyu Bembe ancestor statue
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The influence of migratory movements in African art
Migration flows have intermingled within the same territories of the Bembe , Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo , Binji and Bangubangu. The Bassikassingo , considered by some to be a sub-clan Buyu , are not of bembe origin although they live on their territory, the work of Biebuyck has allowed to trace their history. Organized in line-ups, they borrowed the association of the Bwami Lega. The bembé and boyo traditions are relatively similar They venerate the spirits of nature, water specifically among the Boyo, but also heroic ancestors, whose will is sought to be known through divinatory rites. Hunting is also an opportunity to make sacrifices of gratitude to the entities whose favour sities have been called for and protected. Their masks ...


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Buyu, Boyomask
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Buyu mask

Bordered by a thin crenellated beard, this modestly sized mask, depicting an angular face, is divided into two contrasting tones.
According to the stories, the Boyos are of Luba descent, through an ancestor who emigrated with her brothers. Migratory flows have mixed within the same territories of the Bembe, Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo, Binji and Bangubangu. The Basikasingo , considered by some to be a Buyu sub-clan, are not, however, of Bembe origin, Biebuyck's work having made it possible to trace their history. Organized into lineages, they borrowed the Bwami association from the Lega. The bembé and boyo tribal traditions are relatively similar: they venerate the spirits of nature, of water specifically in the Boyo, but also the heroic ancestors, whose will is ...


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Buyu, Boyo, Basumba statue
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Boyo statue

The influence of migratory movements in African art.
The angular face, which a thin beard collar delineates, is specific to the statues of ancestors Basumba, one of the six Boyo clans. The high, muscular legs, extended by massive feet, concentrate all the dynamics of this powerful work. According to Daniel Biebuyck, the widespread use of ancestor figures is the result of the presence of pre-Bembe hunters among these groups living on the western shore of Lake Tanganyika. Abraded heterogeneous patina. Erosions.
Migratory flows mixed within the same territories of Bembe , Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo , Binji and Bangubangu. The Bembe and Boyo traditions are relatively similar.They worship the spirits of nature, water specifically among the Boyo, but also the heroic ...


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Buyu,Boyo ancestor figure
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Buyu statue

This type of royal ancestor figure (mizi, pl. mizimu) was kept in a small burial hut. Dense wood, eroded base. Light golden brown patina.

According to the stories, the Boyos are of Luba descent, through an ancestor who emigrated with her brothers. Migratory flows have mixed within the same territories of the Bembe, Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo, Binji and Bangubangu. The Basikasingo , considered by some to be a Buyu sub-clan, are not, however, of Bembe origin, Biebuyck's work having made it possible to trace their history. Organized into lineages, they borrowed the Bwami association from the Lega. The bembé and boyo tribal traditions are relatively similar: they venerate the spirits of nature, of water specifically in the Boyo, but also the heroic ancestors, whose ...


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Boyo , Buyu command stick
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African art > Stick of command, chieftaincy > Buyu command stick

Stick surmounted by a cephalomorphic carved motif, a dignitary's badge that was stuck to the ground. It ends with a metal point. Satin gold patina. According to the stories, the Boyos are of Luba descent, through an ancestor who emigrated with her brothers. Migratory flows mixed within the same territories of the Bembe, Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo, Binji and Bangubangu. The Basikasingo , considered by some to be a Buyu sub-clan, are not, however, of Bembe origin, Biebuyck's work having made it possible to trace their history. Organized into lineages, they borrowed the Bwami association from the Lega. The bembé and boyo tribal traditions are relatively similar: they venerate the spirits of nature, of water specifically in the Boyo, but also the heroic ancestors, whose will is ...


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Statuette Boyo, Buyu, Mizimu
African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statuette Boyo

An effigy of a royal ancestor, this sculpture, decorated with decorative motifs, was placed, along with a female statuette, in the shelter of a small funeral hut. Orange brown satin patina, minimal chips. According to the stories, the Boyos are of Luba descent, through an ancestor who emigrated with her brothers. Migratory flows have mixed within the same territories of the Bembe, Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo, Binji and Bangubangu. The Basikasingo , considered by some to be a Buyu sub-clan, are not, however, of Bembe origin, Biebuyck's work having made it possible to trace their history. Organized into lineages, they borrowed the Bwami association from the Lega. The bembé and boyo tribal traditions are relatively similar: they venerate the spirits of nature, of water ...


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Buyu Basikasingo mask
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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.


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Figure Bembe / Buyu Kalunga
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Buyu

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This sculpture embodies the spirit of water Kalunga, among the many spirits of nature revered by the Buyu. The female character is endowed with a head bearing the janiform heaume mask Alunga or even Echawakoba shared by the Bembé.Patine of satin use, abrasions and cracks.

Grating flows have mixed the same territories within the same territories of Bembe, Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo, Binji and Bangubangu. The Bassikassingo, considered by some to be a sub-clan Buyu , are not of bembe origin although they live on their territory, as Biebuyck's work has helped to trace their history. Organized in lineages, they borrowed the association of the Bwami Lega. The traditions bembé and boyo are relatively similar They venerate the spirits of nature, water specifically among the ...

Boyo statue, Buyu, Mizimu
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Buyu Statue

The decorative motifs are carefully chiseled here, highlighting the salient volumes whose rhythm follows in a balanced way. Large eye sockets lined with eyebrows engraved in ears extend to the center of the face. The nose, carefully worked, dominates lips rolled up on a regular teeth. The rectangle-cut shoulders and extended arms separated from the bust, and the strong flexed legs, evoke energy and bravery. Effigy of a royal ancestor all manhood, this sculpture was arranged, accompanied by a female statuette, sheltered in a small funeral hut. Dense wood, some splinters and desication cracks. Patine mate.
On the accounts, the Boyos are of Luba ancestry, by an ancestor who emigrated with his brothers. Migratory flows have mixed within the same territories of the Bembe, Lega, Buyu ...


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Large mask Buyu Sikasingo
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Buyu Mask

Bordered by a crenellated beard, this large mask has a large ovoid forehead without a hairstyle. The stretched eyelids are coated with kaolin, the nose straight, and the hollowed-out mouth forms a smile. Smooth satin patina. Lacks at the contours.
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 ...


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Figure Boyo/Buyu Kalunga
African art > The fetish, this emblematic object of primitive art > Figure Buyu

This janiform sculpture with hollowed-out pupils, projected into large bleached cavities, is carried by a base evoking traditional African stools. This object is associated with the worship of the water spirit Kalunga , among the many spirits of nature revered by the Buyu. The Bembe have comparable statuettes. Satiny patina, desication cracks.
Fral flows have mixed Bembe, Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo, Binji and Bangubangu, within the same territories. The Bassikassingo , considered by some to be a sub-clan Buyu , are not of bembe origin although they live on their territory, as Biebuyck's work has traced their history. Organized in lineages, they borrowed the association of the Bwami Lega. The traditions bembé and boyo are relatively similar They venerate the spirits of nature, water ...


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Boyo / Basumba ancestor statue
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Boyo

A tribe of the Bembé group, the Basumba sculpted two types of ancestor figures: large effigies with a triangular face, and round-headed statues with numerous Keloid motifs on the whole body, which were sometimes attributed to the Boyo.
Orange patina, matte, splinter on the front of the beard. Desication cracks.
Migration flows have intermingled within the same territories of the Bembe, Lega , Buyu (Buye) or Boyo, Binji and Bangubangu. The Basikasingo , considered by some to be a sub-clan Buyu , are not of bembe origin, the work of Biebuyck has allowed to trace their history. Organized in line-ups, they borrowed the association of the Bwami lega. The traditions bembe and boyo are relatively similar: they venerate the spirits of nature, water specifically among the Boyo , but ...

Ancestor statuette Buyu, Boyo, Basikasingo
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Boyo

Migration flows have intermingled within the same territories of the bembe , Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo, Binji and Bangubangu. The Basikasingo , considered by some to be a sub-clan Buyu, are not of origin bembe , the work of Biebuyck having allowed to trace their history. Organized in line-ups, they borrowed the association of the Bwami lega to the Lega. The traditions bembé and boyo are relatively similar: they venerate the spirits of nature, water specifically among the Boyo , but also the heroic ancestors, whose will is sought by means of rites divinatory. Hunting is also an opportunity to make sacrifices of gratitude to the entities whose favour sities have been called for and protected. Their masks are rare and their function is poorly documented.
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Buyu Basikasingo Mask
African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Buyu Basikasingo Mask

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 ...


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