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Provenance

About 1960, Wayne Heathcote, Brussels; 1980s, sold by Wayne Heathcote to John Friede; after 1980s, sold by John Friede to Wayne Heathcote; May 15, 2008, sold by Bonham's New York auction # 16124: Fine African and Oceanic Art, lot 514 to an anonymous collector, Cambridge, MA; 2008, gift of the anonymous collector to the MFA. (Accession date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Indonesian, New Guinea, Papuan Gulf (Elema peoples), early to mid-20th century

Dimensions

Overall: 95 x 43 cm (37 3/8 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1649

Medium or Technique

Cane, bark cloth, and pigment

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Sculpture