Male figure (ikenga)

African, Igbo peoples, Aguleri-Nteje region, Nigeria
about 1910
Artist Master of Oroma Etiti Anam (Nigerian (Igbo peoples))


Dimensions

109.22 cm (43 in.)

Accession Number

1994.421

Medium or Technique

Wood and pigment

On View

Richard B. Carter Gallery (Gallery 171)

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

1977, published [see note]. June, 1992, sold by Pace Primitive and Ancient Art, New York, to William and Bertha Teel, Marblehead, MA; 1994, gift of William and Bertha Teel to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 1995)

NOTE: An in-situ photograph was published by J. S. Boston, "Ikenga Figures among the North-West Igbo and Igala," 1977, p. 61, but without a specific date.

Credit Line

Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel