Painted mask of Deva Sanniya

Made:
1771-1860 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Sinhalese people
Painted wooden face masks worn during rituals.  SCM - Oriental Medicine

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

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London.

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
Object Number:
A62942
Materials:
complete, metal and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume