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Lu Me Dan Maternity figure - SOLD OUT
Commissioned by powerful leaders as three-dimensional portraits of their favorite wives, the African art characters Lü Me also sometimes serve as maternity characters with babies carved on their backs.
Once the traditional sculpture is finished, the lu is introduced to the community at a grand feast organized by the chief (so only rich men can order a lüme for their wives).
After being shown, the figure is usually hidden in the house and then released only on important occasions.
The tribal sculpture of the headdress is truly remarkable. Beautiful scarifications cover the body. The headdress also features a hair representation with the addition of braided rope.
Beautiful old patina. Very beautiful object of African tribal art.
- Presumed dating
- 1st half XXth century
- 45 x 15 cm
- Ethnic group
- Ivory Coast
- Tribal art collection Belgium
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