Turtle Shell Mask
Torres Strait Islander turtle shell mask
turtle shell, shells, pearl shell, fibre string, infilled lime decoration
46.0 x 18.0 cm mask; 66.0 x 37.0 x 7.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
Where the work was made
Torres Strait Islands
Shown in 2 exhibitions
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
Referenced in 1 publication
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.).