|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|
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.