Painted face mask representing black character in Kolam play

Made:
1771-1900 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Unknown
Painted wooden face-mask probably representing negro character in kolam play, with tall red kepi-type headdress, Sri Painted wooden face-mask probably representing negro character in kolam play, with tall red kepi-type headdress, Sri Painted wooden face masks worn during rituals.  SCM - Oriental Medicine

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Painted wooden face-mask probably representing negro character in kolam play, with tall red kepi-type headdress, Sri
Science Museum Group Collection
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Painted wooden face-mask probably representing negro character in kolam play, with tall red kepi-type headdress, Sri
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

Painted wooden face-mask probably representing black character in kolam play, with tall red kepi-type headdress, Sri Lanka, 1771-1900

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A53679
Materials:
complete and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
Moore Garrard