This stunning Attie mother holding her baby features an elaborate coiffure divided into raised masses with beautiful scarification’s that would excite any collector. She has a good looking patina all throughout the sculpture and a beaded belt. There are pieces missing from both of her feet so check the photos carefully. She also comes mounted on a custom stand. This would be a great addition to any collection.
Mother Holding her Baby Attie Figure 16″ | Ivory Coast | African Art
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Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)
There is a crack on the leg and she is missing parts of both feet – 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.