Attie Female Ritual Medicine Figure, Côte d'Ivoire 1
- Attie Female Ritual Medicine Figure,
Côte d'Ivoire 1
- A Female Attie Figure, sitting on a one-legged stool, small feet, muscular legs ending in prominent buttocks, wearing a cloth around the hips, a slender torso with wooden pins for Ritual Medicine on the front and the backside, solid conical breasts, muscular arms which are raised upwards holding a small barrel on the head, the elongated neck supporting an oval head, a slit mouth beneath a slender nose with a broad tip, high arched brows, large coffee-bean shaped eyes, further wooden pins placed on the forehead, temples and the cheeks, the head capped by a backswept coiffure of rectangular patterns.
- Measurements: 29 cm
- Condition: Fair, natural brownish patina, the whole sculpture covered with white kaolin, traces of good age and ritual use.
- Origin is Côte d'Ivoire