Agni / Anyi Maternity Statue, Côte d'Ivoire #948

$ 3,900.00

  • Agni / Anyi Maternity Statue, Côte d'Ivoire #948
  • Superb Agni Maternity Figure with a  Kaolin Clay bleached patina.
  • Measurements: Height, 50cm; 20" approx.
  • The exceptionally detailed Mother carries a Child on Her back in the traditional fashion with head turned.
  • Many details are powerful and will delight collectors and lovers of Maternity Figures.
  • Worked headdress, scarifications on the face and body, undeniable sculptural mastery.
  • This piece comes from the Côte d'Ivoire / Ghana border in Agni or Anyi Territory.
  • A similar Figure, for example, was offered in a famous New York Auction House in 1982, (see attached photo).
  • Provenance: from a very important Belgian Private Collection, many of which were auctioned in 2021 in France.
  • The Custom Stand is included.
  • The Anyi or Agni People (also known as Ton or Kotoko) Kwa-speaking sub-group of Akan people live in Côte d'Ivoire mainly, but also have smaller populations in Ghana.
  • The Anyi are very closely related to the Baule People of Côte d'Ivoire.
  • The Agni / Anyi People attracted International Attention when they crowned Michael Jackson as a Prince of the Agni / Anyi People on a visit to the Country in 1992. He was under Stool Name -The Golden Stool (Ashanti-Twi: Sika dwa; full title, Sika Dwa Kofi "the Golden Stool born on a Friday") is the Royal and Divine Throne of Kings of the Ashanti people, and the ultimate Symbol of Power in Asante- "Amalaman Anoh" of Anyi Krindjabo Kingdom.
  • The town of Sanwi mourned Jackson on his death on 25 June and gave him Ceremonial Burial of a Prince in Abstantia. Rev Jesse Jackson, American Civil Rights Activist, has been installed as Michael Jackson's Successor.
  • Reverend Jesse Jackson was recently installed as replacement to Prince Michael Jackson by the Agni / Anyi people in Krindjabo Royal Village, eleven (11) kilometers from Aboisso in southeastern Côte d'Ivoire amidst pomp and pageantry. He first made ​​Blessings for the Repose of the Soul of Michael Jackson. "I pray for the musical legacy of Michael Jackson. May his Soul rest in peace. I belong to the same family" said the Rev. Jesse Jackson.