Attié / Akyé maternity and husband - SOLD OUT

Couple with maternity statue in traditional African Attié art

The Attié, also called Akyé, are located in the north of the Grand Bassam lagoon. In their traditional art, there are statues with geometric shapes and complex headdresses. Aesthetics and beauty, especially feminine, are of great importance in Attié art.

There is also a celebration focused on the selection of the most beautiful village, especially when she was able to retain all its beauty despite her pregnancies.

Here, we observe a couple of statues answering the aesthetic canons of the sculptors of the region. The small arms are placed along the body, hands joining the trunk. The light wood of the kaolin-covered body strongly contrasts with the multi-lobed headdress. The female character is a maternity with a child on her back. This type of representation is relatively rare. These authentic pieces are offered at a low price by our tribal art gallery.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
1st half XXth century
44 x 12 cm
Expert's estimate
900 - 1100 €
Ethnic group
Attie / Akye
Ivory Coast
Tribal art collection France

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