Polychrome devil mask from Kolam performance

Made:
1771-1920 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Unknown

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Large painted wooden devil mask, polychrome, representing red faced demon with cobra canopied heddress and cobras on lotus disc ear pieces, nagarassa, associated with kolam performance, worm eaten, from Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), 1771-1920

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A139854
Materials:
complete and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
Foster