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    Atie (Ghana)
    Standing Female Figure
    Wood, Beads, metal
    Height: 11 ½ inches Width: 3 3/8 inches Depth: 3 ½ inches

    The majority of Atie figural sculpture is of females. In female representations of Akan-related groups "poise, dignity, and stability are the keynotes. Inheritance and succession follow the female line; women must be strong, solidly rooted to earth but upright on it" (Herbert M. Cole and Doran H. Ross. The Arts of Ghana. Los Angeles: The Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1977, p.113). This figure tells us that it has served well and long, whether in public or private circumstances.
    The entire proper left arm is missing, as is the right from mid-forearm down. Insect erosion has taken most of the figure's left foot along with some damage to the right toes. There is a long vertical crack down the proper left side of the head and body and abrasion to the tips of the breasts.

    Provenance: Serge Schoffel, Brussels
    Bruce Frank Gallery, New York

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 701

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