Meriam Mer people

Erub (Darnley) Island, Torres Strait Island, Queensland born 1950

Whoumerr, frigate bird
dance mask
[Whoumerr, Frigate bird] 1991 Description: A dance mask constructed from wood and metal depicting three frigate birds flying over Erub [Darnley] Island. The birds are painted with black, red and yelow enamel.
Place made: Erub (Darnley Island), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
Materials & Technique: sculptures, plywood, wire, rubber, fishing line, cotton string, enamel paint, plastic

Dimensions: 50.0 h x 26.0 w x 49.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1991
Accession No: NGA 91.847