Demon mask worn during tovil ceremonies, possibly Naga Sanniya

Made:
1771-1900 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Unknown

Painted wooden mask polychrome, with slits under eyes and at mouth, representing black-faced demon with bulging eyeballs and cobra headdress, possibly represents Naga Sanniya, demon representing bad dreams about snakes, worn during tovil ceremonies, Sri Lanka, 1771-1900

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A300879
Materials:
complete and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume