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Male Attie Figure 23″ | Ivory Coast | African Art

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This beautiful Attie figure features an elaborate coiffure divided into raised masses with beautiful scarifications that would excite any collector. He has a good looking encrusted patina all throughout the sculpture that even overlays his loincloth. This would be a great addition to any collection.

Type of Object

Figure

Country of Origin

Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)

Ethnicity

Attie

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

23"

Width

4"

Depth

4"

Weight

3.5lbs

Overall Condition

Small imperfections and a crack on the base.

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.