Mask of Mahakolasanniya

Made:
1771-1885 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Unknown

Painted polychrome wooden mask with side panels, representing Mahakolasanniya, chief disease-demon, with victims and heads of attendant demons, worn during Sanni Yakuma exorcism ritual, Sri Lanka, 1771-1885

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A5573
Materials:
brackets and hooks, brass, brackets and hooks, iron, string, fibre and wood
Measurements:
overall approx: 992 mm x 738 mm 4.2 kg
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
Glendining