Demon mask from Kolam play

Made:
1771-1910 in Sri Lanka

Painted wooden mask, polychrome, side-pieces detached, with hook for suspending, representing red-faced demon with hooded cobras forming headdress and issuing from nostrils, ear-pieces like lotus-discs surmounted by cobras, nagarassa from Kolam play, from Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), 1771-1910

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A657016
Materials:
complete, iron and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume