Disease mask for healing rituals

Disease mask for healing rituals (ritual object; mask) Disease mask for healing rituals (ritual object; mask) Wooden disease mask, in the form of a human face

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Wooden disease mask, in the form of a human face
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden disease mask, in the form of a human face, worn during Sanni Yakuma exorcism ritual to banish demons associated with disease, Sinhalese, Sri Lanka

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A19437
Materials:
complete and wood
Measurements:
overall: 210 mm x 155 mm x 100 mm, .28 kg
type:
ritual object and mask
credit:
Wellcome Trust (purchased from Stevens)