Necromancer's mask

Made:
1851-1900 in Tibet

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Necromancer's or actor's cloth mask, Tibetan, 1851-1900. Formerly the property of Sir Francis Younghusband. May have been used by a travelling theatre troupe for hunting scenes.

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A20098
Materials:
complete and felt
Measurements:
train: 1760 mm
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume