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The artists of the Mundugumor and their neighbors carved especially bold sculptures. Although this figure has been attributed to the Mundugumor, rather unusual stylistic features such as the protuberant belly indicate that it may come from a nearby area. Like other anthropomorphic works from the...

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Given to the MFA by William and Bertha Teel in 1991. Purchased from Wayne Heathcote, who obtained it from a French collector, November 1979. Also in private collection of Bondy, mentioned in Cahiers d'Art 1929. Part of La Korrigan collection.

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Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel

Mundugumor peoples, Yuat River, Papua New Guinea, 20th century


50.8 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm (20 x 7 x 7 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wood, traces of pigment


Africa and Oceania