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African art - Attié:

The lagoon peoples are all a group of ethnic groups including the Attie.


Statuette Attié
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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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Female figure Nkpasopi Akye or Abe
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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 ...


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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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