This male Buyu statue was beautifully carved and has a smooth, shiny patina. The statue stands at 14.5 inches tall on the custom base and weighs 2 pounds. This piece would make a wonderful addition to any home or collection.
Male Buyu (Basikasingo) Statue 14.5″ – DRC – African Art
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Some imperfections and wear and tear. See photos or inquire for more 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.