Rolam play mask representing queen Bisava

Made:
1771-1910 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Sinhalese people

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Painted wooden mask representing the queen, Bisava, in the Rolam masked play, wearing canopied headdress surmounted by crown, decorated with flower and foliate design, Sinhalese, 1771-1910

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A211930
Materials:
complete, metal and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume