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Melanesian, Solomon Islands
mid-20th century
Artist Unidentified, Pacific Islander


Object Place: Malaita Island, Solomon Islands

Dimensions

17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2002.783

Medium or Technique

Dyed straw and wood

On View

Arts of Asia, Oceania, and Africa Gallery (Gallery 177)

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Provenance

About 1968, presented by a villager on Malaita Island to Solange Skinner, Boston; 2002, year-end gift of Carlton Skinner and Solange Skinner to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 22, 2003)

Credit Line

Gift of Governor Carlton Skinner and Solange Skinner