Hunter
Hunter
Hunter
Hunter
Hunter
Hunter
Hunter

Hunter


Artist
Lamidi Fakeye (Nigerian, 1928 – 2009)
Date
1987
Medium
Oroo mahagony
Dimensions
Work : 14 x 3 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (35.56 x 9.21 x 6.99 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Haight
Object Number
2017.60.8

Label
Lamidi Fakeye was a Yoruba, one of the largest ethnic groups in West Africa with significant diaspora populations in North and South America and in the Caribbean. Born into a family of wood-carvers, Fakeye was trained through the traditional apprenticeship system and developed a repertoire that included subjects derived from Yoruba culture and other cultures. This sculpture depicts a hunter holding a rifle and an animal he has killed. Sculptures like this were used in traditional Yoruba funeral rituals to help the spirit of a deceased person proceed into the afterlife.

Object Type
Sculpture