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It is in Ivory Coast that one finds the Agni people, among the Akan group, as well as in the South of Ghana. They were the first people to have been discovered by European settlers in the 17th century.


Statue janiforme Agni
African art > African Statues > Agni Fetish

Figures depicted back to back, work of a sculptor of the Agni ethnic group, subgroup of the rich and famous people Akan present in Côte d'Ivoire and southern Ghana. Their reduced legs contrast with the proportions of the bust, from which the chest and umbilical point. Surmounting a long ringed neck, the ovoid heads are capped with a delicately engraved conical cap. This type of objects were used by the fetishist to establish communication with the spirits of ancestors and geniuses established in the supernatural world. These sculptures belonged to the female Members of the Comians of Secret Societies, endowed with occult gifts. Satin patina punctuated with residual kaolin inlays. The Portuguese came into contact with the Akan at the end of the 15th century and quickly settled in the ...


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Fertility statue Agni
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Ex-Belgian African art collection.
Agni sculptor, a subgroup of the rich and famous Akan people in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, is a work of a sculptor of the Agni ethnic group, a subgroup of the famous Akan people in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, this polychrome African statue comes from the vast collection of African tribal art by Mr. Guy Mercier, now deceased, consultant for the Solvay Group, which undertook it at the beginning of the 20th century. While radiating in West and Central Africa as part of his work, and collecting in-situ works, the majority of his collection is nevertheless derived from \


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Female figure Agni
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The work of a sculptor of the Agni ethnic group, a subgroup of the rich and famous Akan people present in Côte d'Ivoire and southern Ghana, this African statue with numerous tegumentary ornaments is depicted sitting on a stool akan . The remarkable work of the carefully coiffed head, the subtle modeling of the features, give a meditative character to the character. The imposing volume of the bust, with breasts sagging by age and motherhood, also distinguishes this rare piece. In contrast, the undersized legs rest, apart, on a base at the edge of the ribbed. A textile loincloth decorates the statue. This statue used by the fetishist provided communication with the spirits of ancestors and geniuses established in the supernatural world and belonged to the female Comians members of secret ...


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Agni Comian figure
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Ex-collection French tribal art.
Agni sculpture in African art
Work of a sculptor of the Agni ethnic group, a subgroup of the rich and famous Akan people present in Côte d'Ivoire and southern Ghana, this polychrome African statue, used by the fetishist, has body and facial scarifications. The eyebrow arches meet on the ridge of the nose. Supported by a ringed neck representing her necklaces, the imposing head is topped with braided shells. This statue provided communication with the spirits of ancestors and geniuses established in the supernatural world and belonged to the female Comians members of secret societies, endowed with occult gifts. Restoration on the base. The Portuguese came into contact with the Akan at the end of the 15th century and quickly settled in the coastal ...


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