Carved sanni polychrome mask

Made:
1771-1910 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Sinhalese people
Carved wooden sanni mask, polychrome, representing grey-faced demon with long supper fangs, worn in tovil dance to Carved wooden sanni mask, polychrome, representing grey-faced demon with long supper fangs, worn in tovil dance to Painted wooden face masks worn during rituals.  SCM - Oriental Medicine

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Carved wooden sanni mask, polychrome, representing grey-faced demon with long supper fangs, worn in tovil dance to
Science Museum Group Collection
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Carved wooden sanni mask, polychrome, representing grey-faced demon with long supper fangs, worn in tovil dance to
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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

Carved wooden sanni mask, polychrome, worn in tovil dance to exorcise disease demon, possibly representing Amukku Sanniya, demon associated with vomiting and stomach diseases, Sinhalese, Sri Lanka, 1771-1910

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A49017
Materials:
complete and wood (unidentified,kaduru or ruk-attana)
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
Moore Garrard