This Attie statue showcases a beautiful female figure with a brightly colored beaded belt. Her arms are movable at the shoulder. She measures 18 inches tall and weighs 4 pounds.
Attie Statue with Articulated Arms 18″ – Ivory Coast – African Art
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Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)
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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.