Figure (Bioma)

Papuan Gulf
20th century


Object Place: Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

Dimensions

53.34 cm (21 in.)

Accession Number

1996.398

Medium or Technique

Wood, pigment

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Sculpture

Provenance

By 1970, Maurice Bonnefoy (dealer; b. 1920 – d. 1998), Garennes-sur-Eure, France and New York [see note]; June 10, 1988, sold by Bonnefoy 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: He lent this to "Art Océanien" (exh. cat. Musée d'Ethnographie de Neuchatel, June 27 - December 31, 1970), p. 84, cat. no. 1479.

Credit Line

Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel