Dance Paddle

Buka Island, Northern Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea
early 20th century


Dimensions

163.19 cm (64 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1996.397

Medium or Technique

Wood, pigments

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Utensils

Provenance

Ludwig Bretschneider (dealer, b. 1909 – d. 1987), Munich. November 9. 1987, sold by Maurice Bonnefoy, Garennes-sur-Eure, France and New York (dealer; stock no. 3097) to William and Bertha Teel, Marblehead, MA; 1996, partial gift of William and Bertha Teel to the MFA; 2014, acquired fully with the bequest of William Teel to the MFA. (Accession Dates: December 18, 1996 and February 26, 2014)

Credit Line

Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel