Painted face mask from Kolam play

Made:
1771-1900 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Sinhalese people

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Painted wooden mask, in form of young female face with elaborate headdress representing female deity (?) holding lotus stem, probably worn during Kolam masked play, Sinhalese, 1771-1900

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A657023
Materials:
complete and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
H.M.M.