Polychrome painted face mask

Made:
1771-1860 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Sinhalese people
Painted wooden face masks worn during rituals.  SCM - Oriental Medicine

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Painted wooden face masks worn during rituals. SCM - Oriental Medicine
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
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Painted wooden face-mask yellow with polychrome detail, representing bearded young man with fez, said to cure malaria, Sinhalese, Sri Lanka, 1771-1860

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A657022
Materials:
hook, metal, nail, metal and wood, kuduru or ruk-attana
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume