This stunning Attie mother holding her babies features an elaborate coiffure divided into raised masses with beautiful scarification’s throughout that would excite any collector. She sits on a built in stool and has a good looking patina all throughout the sculpture. There are previous repairs so check the photos carefully.
Mother Holding her Babies Attie Figure 23″ | Ivory Coast | African Art
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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.