Painted polychrome mask

Made:
1771-1860 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Sinhalese people

Painted wooden face mask, polychrome, representing young man with moustache wearing fez, said to cure kalaazar fever, Sinhalese, Sri Lanka, 1771-1860

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Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
A665551
Materials:
complete, paint, wire, wood (kaduru or ruk-attana)
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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