Painted mask in the form of an ox head

Made:
1771-1860 in Sri Lanka
Painted wooden mask, in form of ox head, damaged

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Painted wooden mask, in form of ox head, damaged
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Painted wooden mask, in form of ox head, damaged, most of horn missing, probably used in kolam play, said to be against jungle fever, Sri lanka, 1771-1860

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A62933
Materials:
incomplete, not recorded, wood and iron
Measurements:
overall: 385 mm x 178 mm
type:
mask
credit:
Wellcome Trust (Purchased from Stevens)