Polychrome painted mask of Mahakolasanniya, main demon of disease

Made:
1771-1910 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Unknown

Large painted wooden mask, polychrome, representing Mahakolasanniya, main demon of disease with lofty headdress consisting of standing demon surrounded by attendant demon heads, probably associated with Rolam or tovil performance, Sinhalese, 1771-1910

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A161437
Materials:
complete and wood (kaduru or ruk-attana)
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
Foster