Carved sanni polychrome mask

Made:
1771-1910 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Sinhalese people
Carved sanni polychrome mask (mask) Carved sanni polychrome mask (mask) Carved wooden sanni mask, polychrome

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Carved wooden sanni mask, polychrome
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
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A49017
Materials:
complete and wood (unidentified,kaduru or ruk-attana)
Measurements:
overall: 223 mm x 176 mm x 115 mm, .24 kg
type:
mask
credit:
Moore Garrard