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Attie figure

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The Attie are a coastal Akan group in close contact with their Baule neighbors. This weathered figure was probably commissioned by a priest to represent an attendant of a deity and was housed in a shrine along with other sculptural works. While most African figures are carved from a single block...

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Provenance

May 20, 1983, sold by Alain de Monbrison (dealer), Paris, to William E. and Bertha L. Teel, Marblehead, MA; 1992, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Teel to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 23, 1992)

Credit Line

Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel

African, Attie peoples, Côte d'Ivoire, late 19th–20th century

Place of Creation

Attie peoples, Côte d'Ivoire

Dimensions

41.91 cm (16 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1992.402

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Sculpture