Mask from Kolam masked play

Made:
1771-1920 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Sinhalese people

Carved wooden mask, polychrome painted, representing animal head, probably boar, with 4 peg teeth, possibly worn during kolam masked play associated with exocism of disease demons, from Breton and Eluard collection, Sinhalese, Sri Lanka, 1771-1920

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Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
A97197
Materials:
complete, fibre, wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
Hotel Drouot (Paris)
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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