Figure (Bioma)

Papuan Gulf
20th century

Object Place: Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea


53.34 cm (21 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, pigment

Not On View


Africa and Oceania




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