Figures

Attye Figure

Attye Figure

Country of origin
Ivory Coast
Description
The sculptural art of the Attye tribe from the lagoon regions on the eastern coast of the Ivory Coast has distinct characteristics: figures are usually full-frontal female forms with muscular arms and legs. Their faces have an incised mouth, a T-shaped nose, enlarged globular eyes, button-like scarifications and an elaborate coiffure divided into raised masses. Used by traditional healers, the role of these figures was to convey messages to spirits living in the other world. They were also occasionally given as prizes to outstanding dancers.
Dimensions & Weight
99cm high, 21cm wide, 18cm deep
Material
Wood