- Museum number
Drawing; ten sketches depicting movements, costume and painted facial decorations of men performing a dance; one sketch depicts a man wearing a child's plant fibre skirt as a headdress; four sketches depict the dance moves, of which two sketches depict the man holding an unidentifiable object; three close-up sketches depicting the painted facial decoration consisting of white spots. 1923.
Graphite with red and yellow colour.
- Production date
Height: 42.40 centimetres (drawing)
Height: 62.50 centimetres (folio)
Width: 31.10 centimetres (drawing)
Width: 50.20 centimetres (folio)
- Curator's comments
- Folio Collection: This drawing is bound in a folio consisting of a collection of drawings by Ellis Silas. The folio which consists of drawings catalogued as Oc2006,Drg.506 through to Oc2006,Drg.678, were bound by the British Museum in January 1967. In addition, two drawings which were originally bound in the folio were later removed, framed, and have been catalogued as Oc2006,Drg.679 and Oc2006,Drg.680.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 1925-1975 (?)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 56 (Series number)