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Female Seated Attie African Figure 19″ – Ivory Coast

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This beautiful Attie(Attye) statue showcases a seated female figure with elegant features included multi-colored beaded necklaces and simple scarification on her abdomen and coiffure. The statue measures 19 inches tall and weighs 4 pounds. There is a missing part of her coiffure, and some cracking throughout the arms and body. Please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Figure

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)

Ethnicity

Attie

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

19"

Width

6"

Depth

8"

Weight

4 lbs

Overall Condition

Missing part of crown, cracks on arms and face

Tribe 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.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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