It is thought that this figure may represent an important clan ancestor, but extensive research is yet to be done among the people who live along the Goam River. A fiber fringe was originally knotted through the small holes around the head.
Given to the MFA by William and Bertha Teel in 1991. Purchased from Wayne Heathcote, New York, March 1985. Formerly in Walter Randel collection. Collected in late 1950s with piece of John Friede collection.
Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel