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Seated male figure - Wood - Attye - Ivory Coast - Asian African Art
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Seated male figure – Wood – Attye – Ivory Coast


Object:Seated male figure
Ethnic group / culture:Attye
Region/ country:Ivory Coast
Period:Mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:70x22x20 cm
Weight:4300 g

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A large, seated male figure from the Attye people of Ivory Coast.
The Attye belong to a group of small ethnicities, the so-called ‘Lagoon people’, on the eastern shore of the Ivory Coast.
The sculpture shown here embodies the typical style of the Attye: mostly female figures with rounded, sturdy forms, oval faces with sharp-edged, long noses, slit eyes in the form of coffee beans, and a small mouth. Shoulders and hips appear broad, the rest of the body relatively long. A particularity in the Attye figures are the dotted scarification marks on the entire body. They are made by inserting small wooden spikes into pre-drilled holes.

Good condition with traces of wear and tear. The figure stands skew on it`s own. Can easily solved with a cardboard. Beautiful dark oily patina.

Provenance: Ex private collection from Belgium.