Lu Me female figure - Dan - Ivory Coast
  • Lu Me female figure - Dan - Ivory Coast
  • Lu Me female figure - Dan - Ivory Coast
  • Lu Me female figure - Dan - Ivory Coast
  • Lu Me female figure - Dan - Ivory Coast
  • Lu Me female figure - Dan - Ivory Coast
  • Lu Me female figure - Dan - Ivory Coast
  • Lu Me female figure - Dan - Ivory Coast

Lu Me female figure Dan - SOLD OUT

Commissioned by powerful chiefs as 3-dimensional portraits of favourite wives, lü mefigures can also sometimes function as maternity figures with babies carved on their backs. Once carving of the figure is complete, the lü me is introduced to the community during a large feast hosted by the chief (as such only wealthy men may commission a lü me for their wives). After the unveiling, the figure is usually kept hidden in the house and thereafter only revealed during important occasions.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
Ethnic group
Dan
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Ivory Coast
Origin
Tribal art collection France

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