Seated Bowl-Bearer

Northwest Grassfields kingdoms
early 20th century
Artist Unidentified


Object Place: Cameroon

Dimensions

97.79 cm (38 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1996.389

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

Fon of Bali-Nyonga, Cameroon. 1993, sold by Charles Davis, Davis Gallery, New Orleans, to William and Bertha Teel, Marblehead, MA; 1996, partial gift of William and Bertha Teel to the MFA; 2015, accessioned fully with the bequest of William Teel to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Dates: December 18, 1996 and June 15, 2015)

NOTE: The MFA notified the Ministry for Culture, Cameroon, before accessioning the sculpture.

Credit Line

Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel