Ancestor statue - Wood - Attye / Anyi - Ivory Coast / Lagoon Region

Description
Ancestor statue - Wood - Attye / Anyi - Ivory Coast / Lagoon Region
mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

A large, standing female figure carrying a barrel 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.

Good condition, with traces of tribal use. Nice dark oily aged patina. The right arm seemed to be restored in the past. The figure stands a bit unstable on it`s own.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Lot details
Object
Ancestor statue
Ethnic group/ culture
Attye / Anyi
Region/ country
Ivory Coast / Lagoon Region
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
49×14×12 cm
Weight
1900 g
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