Painted mask of Deva Sanniya

Made:
1771-1860 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Sinhalese people
Painted wooden face mask, yellow with polychrome detail Painted wooden face mask, yellow with polychrome detail Painted wooden face mask, yellow with polychrome detail Painted mask of Deva Sanniya (mask) Painted mask of Deva Sanniya (mask)

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Painted wooden face mask, yellow with polychrome detail
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Painted wooden face mask, yellow with polychrome detail
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Painted wooden face mask, yellow with polychrome detail
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Painted wooden face mask, yellow with polychrome detail, representing Deva Sanniya, demon associated with epidemic diseases, inscription inside associates it with smallpox, Sinhalese, Sri Lanka, 1771-1860

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A62942
Materials:
complete, wood and metal
Measurements:
overall: 230 mm x 195 mm x 116 mm, .411 kg
type:
mask
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust (Purchased from Stevens)