Image: Crocodile Mask from Torres Strait E17339

Crocodile Mask from Torres Strait E17339

This is a crocodile mask from Mer (Murray Island) in the Torres Strait Islands. The long snout is constructed from turtle shell with teeth and ears made from wood. White pigeon feathers are attached to a triangular bamboo projection. Cassowary feathers, coconut fibre, cloth strips and shells hang from the mask, which measures 19 cm wide, 27 cm high and 88 cm deep.

 

Photographer:
Carl Bento
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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