Painted mask in form of monstrous animal

Made:
1771-1860 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Unknown

Painted wooden mask, in the form of a monstrous animal with gaping jaws, possibly represents Maha Sohona, the bear, worn during kolam masked play, said to cure madura fever, Sri Lanka, 1771-1860. Repaired, ears and possibly horn missing.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A62934
Materials:
incomplete, wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume

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