- Museum number
Drawing; eight sketches depicting men and a child, wearing ceremonial costumes and performing in a dance; the child wears a plant fibre skirt; two sketches of men at the top of the page, depict a man playing a drum; sketches at the bottom of the page, depict a man dancing wearing a ceremonial red plant fibre skirt, and headdress. 1921-1924.
Graphite with red colour.
- Production date
Height: 44.40 centimetres (drawing)
Height: 62.50 centimetres (folio)
Width: 32.90 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.
Reverse of drawing: Two studies of shadows from palm trees (Graphite).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 1925-1975 (?)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 60 (Series number)