Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2009

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Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa: July 2008–June 2009

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Cult hook (garra)

early to mid-20th century
Artist Unidentified, Pacific Islander
Overall: 76 x 14 cm (29 15/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
Wood, pigment

Classification: Sculpture

Culture: Indonesia,New Guinea,Papaua,Hunstein Mountains(B

Accession number: 2008.1647

Provenance/Ownership History: Lynda Cunningham, New York. May 15, 2008, anonymous ("property of various owners") sale, Bonhams, New York (auction no. 16124), lot 544, to an anonymous donor; 2008, anonymous year-end gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 2009)

Anonymous gift