Standing female figure - Wood - Attye - Ivory Coast - Asian African Art
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Standing female figure – Wood – Attye – Ivory Coast

 225,00

Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Standing female figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Attye
Region/ country: Ivory Coast
Material: Wood
Period: mid 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 65×17×12 cm
Weight: 2400 g

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Description

A large, standing female figure carrying a vessel on her head.
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. The women frequently carry an object on their heads, as in this case a sort of barrel. A particularity in the female figures of the Attye are the dotted scarification marks on the entire body. They are made by inserting small wooden spikes into pre-drilled holes.

Provenance: Ex private collection from Belgium.

Fully insured shipping with signature upon delivery.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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