Painted mask of Deva Sanniya

Made:
1771-1860 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Sinhalese people

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

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

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

Science Museum Group
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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

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Science Museum: Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

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Details

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

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