Painted mask for Kolam or Tovil performace

Made:
1771-1910 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Unknown

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Painted wooden mask, polychrome, with discoid ear-pieces now detached and damaged, representing black-faced demon with cobra headdress, possibly worn at Kolam or Tovil performances, from Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon), 1771-1910

Details

Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
A24850
Materials:
complete, string, wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
Moore Garrard
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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