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Animal figure. Nagir (Mount Earnest Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
 
Summary:
E017383-009 - 31/10/1907, animal figure, Nagir (Mount Earnest Island), Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, Australia
Item Name:
animal figure
Label:
A three dimensional figure of a bird, made from thirteen pieces of turtle shell, sewn together with string. Both legs are broken. There are remnants of cement present, which suggest that the figure may have been completed with feathers. Several additional pieces of turtle shell indicate that the whole sculpture may have been more complex. It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (38.2x12.8cm)
Place:
Nagir (Mount Earnest Island)
Region:
Torres Strait
Province/State:
Queensland
Country:
Australia
Collection Area:
Australia
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
31/10/1907
Registration Number:
E017383-009
Associated Stories:
The Hedley and McCulloch Collection: Torres Strait 1907
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Animal figure. Nagir (Mount Earnest Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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A three dimensional figure of a bird, made from thirteen pieces of turtle shell, sewn together with string. Both legs are broken. There are remnants of cement present, which suggest that the figure may have been completed with feathers. Several additional pieces of turtle shell indicate that the whole sculpture may have been more complex. It was collected for the Museum by C. Hedley and A.R. McCulloch in 1907. (38.2x12.8cms.) 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Photography Dept - Paul Ovenden
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Animal figure. Nagir (Mount Earnest Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Animal figure. Nagir (Mount Earnest Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Animal figure. Nagir (Mount Earnest Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Animal figure. Nagir (Mount Earnest Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Animal figure. Nagir (Mount Earnest Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Animal figure. Nagir (Mount Earnest Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Animal figure. Nagir (Mount Earnest Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Animal figure. Nagir (Mount Earnest Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Animal figure. Nagir (Mount Earnest Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Animal figure. Nagir (Mount Earnest Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony
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Animal figure. Nagir (Mount Earnest Island), Torres Strait, Queensland. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Finton Mahony