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African art - Attié:

The lagoon peoples include a range of ethnic groups, including the Attie. The Attie have developed artistic themes in their statuary that distinguish them from their Baule neighbours. The hairstyle is the undeniable marker of a purely Attie origin, with one or two buns erected at the top of the skull.


Ancestor figure Attié/Akye Nkpasopi
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African art of the lagoon populations of Côte d'Ivoire.
Campée on wide feet, the female figure adopts a hairstyle divided into two masses engraved with a grid evoking braids. Circular protrusions, regularly arranged, allude to the keloid scars of the ethnic group. Glass bead necklaces make up his adornment. The soft, glossy surface is impregnated with kaolin residue.

The lagoon populations of eastern Côte d'Ivoire mainly include the Attié, Akyé, the Ebrié and the Abouré. Their sculptures offer many similarities. These kingdoms had the first trading establishments offering gold, ivory, slaves and pepper to the West.Among the group of Akan, the Attié, Akye-Fo, the holders of the blade, are divided between those of the North and those of the South. The Attié, palm oil ...

Statuette Attié Nkpasopi
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This sculpture of African art Akan was a divine medium for the medium. The figure with a high conical chest is depicted sitting on a dignitary seat. Irregular patina, speckled, revealing scattered residues of kaolin.
The lagoon populations of eastern Côte d'Ivoire include a dozen groups: the Attié, or Akyé, the Abouré, the Ebrié, the Gwa, the Ehotyilé, the Krobou, etc. Their sculptures offer many similarities. These small kingdoms had the first trading establishments offering gold, ivory, slaves and pepper to the West.Among the group of Akan, the Attié, Akye-Fo, the holders of the blade, are divided between those of the North and those of the South. The Attié, palm oil producers, also harvest yam, maize and bananas. Their traditional and festive ceremonies are an opportunity to ...


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Attié Mask, Akyé from Côte d Ivoire
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African art > African mask, tribal art, primitive art > Abe Mask

Ex-collection of French African art.

Topped with three conical buns, this face offers sharp features embellished with inlays of upholstery nails. Light, dense wood. Heterogeneous patina, crusty residue of white clay.
The lagoon populations of eastern Côte d'Ivoire mainly comprise the Attié, Akyé, Ebrié and Abouré. Their sculptures offer many similarities. These kingdoms had the first commercial establishments offering gold, ivory, slaves and pepper to the West, and their history is marked by their stormy relations with Portuguese, Dutch and English settlers in this coastal region where there was an intense gold and slave trade. Among the group of the Akan , the Attié , of Akye-Fo, "the holders of the blade", are divided between those of the North and those of the South. ...


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Maternity Nkpasopi Akye, Attié
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Sculpted dan sun dense wood and decorated according to aesthetic criteria to capture the spirit to which the medium or healer addresses, this motherhood coated in white clay, presenting the curved morphology of the statues Nkpasopi , has a sumptuous hairstyle organized in buns. It keeps the plump legs of a child clinging to her back. This type of statues were evaluated on the effectiveness of the rites depicting them. In most cases, these statues served as a mediator between the healers and the spirits that seized them, and they are still used today. Slight desication cracks.
The lagoon populations of eastern Côte d'Ivoire mainly include the Attié, Akyé, the Ebrié and the Abouré. Their sculptures offer many similarities. These kingdoms had the first commercial establishments ...

Female figure Nkpasopi Akye or Abe
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Nkpasopi

Sculpted and decorated according to aesthetic criteria allowing u-0022capter" the spirit to which the medium or healer addresses, this motherhood with an ovoid face, the curved morphology of the statues Nkpasopi , has a sumptuous hairstyle organized in buns and long braid. This type of statues were evaluated on the basis of the effectiveness of the rituals depicting them. In most cases, these statues served as a mediator between the healers and the spirits that took hold of them, and they are still used today. The lagoon populations of eastern Côte d'Ivoire include mainly Attié, Akyé, Ebrié and Abouré. Their sculptures offer many similarities. These kingdoms had the first commercial establishments offering gold, ivory, slaves and pepper to the West.Among the group of Akan , the Aattié ...

Statuette Attié
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statuette Attié

African art of the lagoon populations of Côte d'Ivoire.
The lagoon populations of eastern Côte d'Ivoire include mainly Attié, Akyé, Ebrié and Abouré. Their sculptures offer many similarities. These kingdoms had the first commercial establishments offering gold, ivory, slaves and pepper to the West.Among the group of Akan , the Attié , of Akye-Fo, ", the holders of the Blade", divide among the those in the North and those in the South. The Attié , palm oil producers, also harvest yam, corn and bananas. Their traditional and festive ceremonies are an opportunity to flaunt a wide variety of objects, some of them gold or gold-covered. (source: Ivory Coast Treasures, F.Neyt) Camped on wide feet, the female figure holds a hairstyle or a load on his head with his arms raised. The conical ...


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Statuette Attié
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African art and female effigies in Côte d'Ivoire. This African statue of the Attié forms an incarnation of a royal figure wearing majestic braided hulls, towering over a stool. Grey beige patina, kaolin residue.

The lagoon populations of eastern Côte d'Ivoire mainly include the Attié, Akyé, the Ebrié and the Abouré. Their sculptures offer many similarities. These kingdoms had the first commercial settlements offering gold, ivory, slaves and pepper to the West.Their history is marked by their turbulent relations with Portuguese, Dutch and English settlers in this coastal region where an intense trade in gold and slaves took place. Among the group of Akan , the Attié , of Akye-Fo, the holders of the blade, are divided between those of the North and those of the South. The Attié, ...


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Statue Agnie /Attye Ivory Coast
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African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Statue Agni

Sculpted and decorated according to aesthetic criteria to capture the spirit to which the medium or healer addresses, this female figure has a hairstyle whose braids form a sophisticated arrangement ending in braid in the nape of the neck, and many linear scarifications in buttons. checkers. This type of statues were evaluated on the effectiveness of the rites depicting them. In most cases, these statues served as a mediator between the healers and the spirits who seized them as part of the cult logbu and they are still used today. Golden beige patina. The lagoon populations of eastern Côte d'Ivoire consist mainly of the Attié, Akyé, the Ebrié and the Abouré. Their sculptures offer many similarities. These kingdoms had the first commercial establishments offering gold, ivory, slaves and ...

Seated female figure Akye, Attica
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Sculpted and ornate
according to aesthetic criteria allowing to capture " the spirit to which the medium or healer addresses, this effigy with an ovoid face, the curved morphology of the statues Nkpasopi , is adorned with numerous necklaces of brightly coloured beads. This type of statues were evaluated on the basis of the effectiveness of the rituals depicting them. Its beige grey patina is the result of the multiple washes and anointings to which these objects were subjected, inlating deeper into the wood furrows the white pigments of the kaolin. The lagoon populations of eastern Côte d'Ivoire include mainly Attié, Akyé, Ebrié and Abouré. Their sculptures offer many similarities. These kingdoms had the first commercial establishments offering gold, ivory, slaves and pepper to the ...

Attie figure
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This African statue of Attié is a classic representation of the queen, with a long ringed neck, arms raised, oversized hands with long fingers joining a headdress composed of three cylindrical buns. Verticality is a recurring element in Attié African sculpture. Smooth beige gray patina. The lagoon populations in eastern Côte d'Ivoire comprise mainly Attié, Akyé, Ebrié and Abouré. Their sculptures offer many similarities. These kingdoms had the first commercial establishments offering gold, ivory, slaves and pepper to the West. Their history is marked by their stormy relations with the Portuguese, Dutch and English colonists in this coastal region where a intense trade of gold and slaves. Among the Akan group, Attié, of Akye-Fo, "the holders of the blade", are divided between those of ...


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