Kolam face mask representing soldier Hevaya

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

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Carved and polychrome painted wooden face mask, representing Hevaya, the soldier from the kolam play, his face covered with sores and leeches, Sinhalese, Sri Lanka, 1771-1860

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A62946
Materials:
complete, metal and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume