Male Figure

Asmat peoples, New Guinea, Papua Province, Indonesia
20th century


114.3 cm (45 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, pigment

Not On View


Africa and Oceania




Between 1958 and 1960, acquired in the Asmat region of Indonesia by an engineer working in the area [see note]. 1976, sold by Bernheimers' Antique Arts, Cambridge, MA, 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)

NOTE: According to the dealer at the time of the Teels’ purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel