Great Male Buyu Statue 31.5″ – 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 DR Congo. The statue depicts a handsome male figure with circular scarification on his chest and sides. He measures 31.5 inches tall and weighs 12.5 pounds. The statue is in good condition with normal wear and tear throughout. Please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Buyu

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

31.5"

Width

8"

Depth

8"

Weight

12.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Good condition with normal wear and tear

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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