Requires Photography

Headdress

Indonesian, New Guinea, Papuan Gulf (Elema peoples)
early to mid-20th century
Artist Unidentified, Pacific Islander


Dimensions

Overall: 95 x 43 cm (37 3/8 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1649

Medium or Technique

Cane, bark cloth, and pigment

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

About 1960, Wayne Heathcote, London; 1980s, sold by Wayne Heathcote to John Friede, New York, and sold by Friede back to Wayne Heathcote. May 15, 2008, anonymous ("property of various owners") sale, Bonhams, New York (auction no. 16124), lot 514 to an anonymous donor; 2008, anonymous year-end gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift