Boyo Standing Male Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lot 211
Boyo Standing Male Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sold for US$ 8,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Boyo Standing Male Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo Boyo Standing Male Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lot Details
Boyo Standing Male Figure, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Wood
height 16 1/2in (42cm)

PROVENANCE
Morton Lipkin, London
American Private Collection

"North of the Tabwa live the Boyo people who have had a history of communication with the neighboring Luba, Hemba, (Wa)Bembe, and Sikasingo, the last a small group living among the Bembe. The Boyo, distantly related to the Luba groups, shared certain common traditions with them. Like those of neighboring groups, figures represented key ancestors who were honored as well as importuned for aid and protection." (Robbins and Nooter, 1984: p. 1220)

The present work is of classic form with forward sloping shoulders, bent knees and hands to the slightly protruding abdomen, a proportionally large head with beard along the chin line; fine dark-brown patina.
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