Painted face mask from Kolam play

Made:
1771-1870 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Sinhalese people

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Painted wooden mask, black with red and white detail, worn in kolam dance, said to be associated with plague, Sinhalese, 1771-1870

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A117367
Materials:
complete, iron and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume