- Museum number
Drawing; portrait of a male dancer in profile, wearing a ceremonial costume consisting of a headdress made from cockatoo plumes, a cloak, a plant fibre skirt, and holding a pandanus leaf in his hands; small sketch of male dancer, in top right of paper, depicts man wearing red cloak. 1921-1924.
Graphite with red colour.
- Production date
Height: 35.75 centimetres (drawing)
Height: 62.50 centimetres (folio)
Width: 19.60 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
- The original drawing has been glued to a paper mount of the exact same size to strengthen the weak paper.
- Acquisition date
- 1925-1975 (?)
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 72 (Series number)