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Collection

Unknown

(Australia  – )

Title
Turtle Shell Mask
Other titles:
Torres Strait Islander turtle shell mask
Place of origin
Torres Strait IslandsAustralia
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
turtle shell, shells, pearl shell, fibre string, infilled lime decoration
Dimensions

46.0 x 18.0 cm mask; 66.0 x 37.0 x 7.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1996
Accession number
559.1996
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

Ken Watson, One sun one moon: Aboriginal art in Australia, 'Poetic justice: An overview of Indigenous art', pg. 17-27, Sydney, 2007, 18 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Gamarada, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Nov 1996–16 Feb 1997

Dari a Krar: Headdresses and Masks of the Torres Strait, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 01 Apr 2006–31 Mar 2008