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African art - Boyo:

Migration flows have mixed Bembe, Lega, Buyu (Buye) or Boyo , Binji and Bangubangu within the same territories. Basikasingo , considered by some to be a sub-clan Buyu , however, are not of bembe origin, as Biebuyck's to trace their story. Organized in lineages, they borrowed the Bwami association from Lega. The bembe and boyo tribal traditions are relatively similar: they revere the spirits of nature, water specifically among the Boyo, but also the heroic ancestors, whose will is sought by means of divinatory rites. Hunting is also an opportunity to make sacrifices of gratitude to the entities that have been favored and protected.


Figure Boyo/Buyu Kalunga
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African art > African fetish > 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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Ancestor figure Bassikassingo-Bassilugezi
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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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Boyo / Basumba ancestor statue
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African art > African Statues > 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 > 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
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African art > African mask > 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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