This Attie statue portrays a female figure sitting on a typical Akan style stool. She is preparing to breastfeed the child in her arms and has another child on her back. The statue measures 30.5 inches tall and weighs 8.5 pounds.
Female Maternity Attie Statue 30.5″ – Ivory Coast – African Art
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Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)
Some chipping and cracking throughout. Imperfections and wear and tear.
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.