Ritual mask from Kolam or Tovil ceremonies

Made:
1801-1920 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Unknown

Large wooden mask, polychrome painted, with socketed earpieces, representing green faced demon with canopied cobra headdress and cobra and lotus disc ear pieces, cobras with extended hoods, either gara-yaka or nagarassa from tovil or kolam ceremonies, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), 1801-1920

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A125684
Materials:
complete, wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
Glendining

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