Painted demon mask for Kolam or Tovil performaces

Made:
1771-1920 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Sinhalese people
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 wooden mask, polychrome with disc-shaped ear-pieces now detached, representing red-faced demon with bulging eyes, possibly associated with Kolam or tovil performances, Sinhalese, 1771-1920 (Sir Henry William Peek Collection).

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A193926
Materials:
complete, metal and wood
Measurements:
ear-pieces: 109 mm,
without ear-pieces: 190 mm
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
Glendining