This statue is a beautiful piece of art featuring a female Attie figure sitting on a typical stool from the area. The statue is 14.5 inches tall and weighs 1.5 pounds. There is wear and tear throughout. Inspect photos or inquire for more information.
Beautiful Seated Attie Figure 14.5″ – Ivory Coast – African Art
1 in stock
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Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)
Fair condition with some cracking and possible previous repairs. 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.