Face mask for Kolam or Tovil performance

Made:
1771-1900 in Sri Lanka

Buy this image as a print 

Buy

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

License

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Carved and painted, wooden face mask, representing red faced demon, worn during Kolam or Tovil performances to exorcise disease demons, Sri Lanka, 1771-1900

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A69307
Materials:
hook, metal and wood, kaduru or ruk-attana
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume