Elegant Female Buyu Statue 19″ on Base – DR Congo – African Art

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This statue was carved in the style of the Buyu, also known as Boyo or Basikasingo, people of DRC. It depicts a female figure with elegant features. She measures 19 inches tall including base and weighs 8 pounds. There is some cracking, scuffing and wear and tear  – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Buyu

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

19"

Width

5"

Depth

5"

Weight

8 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

Tribe Information

About the Buyu People

The Buyu people, (also known as Basikasingo, Babuyu and Eastern Pende), live between the Lualaba River and the northwestern end of Lake Tanganyika in DRC. There are 6 clans known to form the Buyu ethnic group, three of which are known for their male and female ancestor figures. These figures are meant to venerate chiefs of the Buyu who led migrations, founded villages and provided exceptional leadership. The statues used to worship these ancestors are so stylistically close to neighboring tribes, that they are often mislabeled.

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