Male Buyu Statue 11.25″ on Custom Base – DR Congo – African Art

$150.00

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This statue was carved in the style of the Buyu, also known as Boyo or Basikasingo, people of DRC. The statue depicts a male figure attached to a custom base for easy display. He measures 11.25 inches tall including base and weighs 1.5 pounds. Part of the left hand is missing and there is some cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.

Type of Object

Figure, statue

Country of Origin

DR Congo

Ethnicity

Buyu

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

9.75" figure | 11.25" including base

Width

3.25" figure | 3.75" base

Depth

3" figure | 3.5" base

Weight

1.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Chipped left hand, some cracking, scuffing and 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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