This statue was carved in the style of the Attie people of Ivory Coast. The statue features a female figure with beautiful features. She measures 21.5 inches tall and weighs 4 pounds. There is some cracking and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos.
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Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)
Good condition with some cracking throughout. See photos
About the Attie People
“The eastern coast of the Ivory Coast comprises an area of lagoons, where the population is divided into twelve different language groups The cultural and stylistic unity of these people justifies grouping the, together for the purposes of this chapter. Before colonization, each village was autonomous and, when threatened, they united to form a ‘confederation’. Unusually, these people are not governed by chiefs, although a man’s social position is determined by his age.”
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.