Mask

Biwat people, Papua New Guinea
19th–20th century


Object Place: Yuat River Region, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

Dimensions

29.21 cm (11 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1994.400

Medium or Technique

Wood, pigment

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Masks

Provenance

About 1900, said to have been acquired in Papua New Guinea by a German expedition. July 11, 1982, sold by Tambaran Gallery, New York, to William and Bertha Teel, Marblehead, MA; 1994, partial gift of William and Bertha Teel to the MFA; 2014, acquired fully with the bequest of William Teel to the MFA. (Accession Dates: January 26, 1994 and February 26, 2014)

Credit Line

Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel