- The Tribal Arts of Africa, Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, Thames and Hudson, 1998
- Statuary from the pre-Bembe hunters, Daniel P. Biebuyck, MRAC Tervuren, 1981
Large BASIKASINGO Ancestor Figure
Very beautiful statue with a classic style for this tribe, the shoulders protruding forward, the stylized lines and the typical geometrization
Beautiful patina, unfortunally quite damaged
The Sikasingo, or Basinkasingo, often called Pre Bembe, live in eastern Congo, they are the "Lubaïsé" (or proto Luba) people living the most northerly. Like the Hemba, their ancestor effigies are famous They are often confused with their neighbors Boyo or Buyu
TYPE OF OBJECT: Ancestor statue, figure.
ETHNICAL GROUP: Basikasingo, Pre-Bembe,
ORIGINE: Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC (ex Belgian Congo, ex Zaïre).
DIMENSIONS: About 20 1/2inches high. 22 3/4 " with its base