Exclusive female statuette - Wood - Lü Me - Dan - Ivory Coast, Liberia

Description
Exclusive female statuette - Wood - Lü Me - Dan - Ivory Coast, Liberia
Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Provenance: old collection, Paris, ex collection Jean Francois Parry
These female images are always commissioned by the husband; they were presented at village celebrations, after which they were smashed-in in cloths at the house of the owner, where they remained until the next occasion. Figures like these expressed status and prestige, both for the subjects, or their ancestral family, as well as the owners. The Dan believed such figures would bring honour to the ancestors and the owner of the sculptures.
Original repairs, see photos.

Lot details
Object
Exclusive female statuette
Indigenous object name
Lü Me
Ethnic group/ culture
Dan
Region/ country
Ivory Coast, Liberia
Material
Wood
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
51.5×0×0 cm
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