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Female Buyu Statue 31″ – DR Congo – African Art

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This female Buyu style statue (also known as Boyo or Basikasingo) was beautifully carved with delicate scarification marks throughout her body. She measures 31 inches tall and weighs 13 pounds. There is some damage to this piece including cracking, scuffing, a hole near the pelvis, and deterioration around the feet. The piece may be unsteady while standing.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Buyu

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

31"

Width

7"

Depth

5"

Weight

13 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing, deterioration. Unsteady on own.

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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