This Attie statue portrays a female figure with colorful beaded jewelry and beautiful scarification marks on her face and neck. The figure measures 27.5 inches on a custom base and weighs 5 pounds. Figure can be removed from base.
Female Attie Statue w/ Shiny Patina 27.5″ – Ivory Coast – African Art
1 in stock
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Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)
Some imperfections and wear and tear. See photos or inquire for more information.
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.