Face mask (Sinhalese or Javanese)

Made:
1771-1900 in Java
Painted wooden face masks worn during rituals.  SCM - Oriental Medicine

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Painted wooden face masks worn during rituals. SCM - Oriental Medicine
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Painted carved wooden face-mask, polychrome, representing noble young woman wearing tiara-like headdress and lotus flower earrings, possibly sinhalese or Javanese, 1771-1900

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A27657
Materials:
complete and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume