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Title

Turtle Shell Mask


Artist

Unknown

Australia


Details


Other Title

Torres Strait Islander turtle shell mask


Place where the work was made

Torres Strait Islands Australia


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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

559.1996


Artist information

Unknown

Works in the collection

595


Place

Where the work was made
Torres Strait Islands

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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.).