Mask representing king Raja in Rolam play

Made:
1771-1900 in Sri Lanka

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Painted wooden mask, polychrome, probably representing Raja, the king in kolam masked play, with yellow face and domed crown decorated with lotus flowers, from Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), 1771-1900

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A212539
Materials:
complete and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
Foster