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Iconography
NON-EURASIAN ICONOGRAPHY
Africa
RulersWives of Chiefs
Further details
Female Lu Me (wooden person) figure. Commissioned by Chief's as portraits of favourite wives. Sometimes used as maternity figures. Usually hidden in the home and revealed on special occasions.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Dan (Ivory Coast and Liberia)
DATE
early 19th century - early 20th century
LOCATION
Amsterdam, Christie's (15 December 2000)
Rights and permissions
Image reproduced by kind permission of Christie's Ltd
Contact
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