Ritual Face Mask
Attye Tribe, Ivory Coast

11.5" x 7.5"
Inventory # 10335

The eastern coast of the Ivory Coast comprises an area of lagoons, where the population is divided into twelve different language groups. The two principal groups of the Lagoon area are the Ebrie and the Attye, and their artwork is clearly influenced by their neighbors, the Baule and the Akan. Masks from the Lagoon area are rare, and their function is unknown.