Male Figure (Maoi Mangata)

Easter Island

Object Place: Easter Island, Chile, Polynesia


Overall: 58.5 x 12 x 9 cm (23 1/16 x 4 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, shell, obsidian

Not On View


Africa and Oceania




December 4-5, 1930, anonymous sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 367. Possibly with Stephen Chauvet (b. 1885 – d. 1950), Paris. March 30, 1987, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 21. Jacques Kerchache (b. 1942 – d. 2001), Paris; sold by Kerchache to Robert Poupion, Neuilly, France. 1991, sold by Hélène et Philippe Leloup, Arts Primitifs, Paris, 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