Tami Island Suspension Hook

Tami Islands, Papua New Guinea
20th century


Dimensions

11.5 in. h x 3.25 in. w x 2.5 in. d

Accession Number

1996.394

Medium or Technique

Wood, pigment

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Utensils

Provenance

About 1900, said to have been collected from Bakaua Island, Papua New Guinea, by a German expedition and taken to Europe. Acquired in Europe by Wayne Heathcote (dealer), New York; sold by Heathcote to an unknown collector, who sold it back to Heathcote; April 4, 1984, sold by Heathcote 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)

Credit Line

Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel