Polychrome painted mask for Kolam play

Made:
1801-1920 in Sri Lanka

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Large wooden mask, polychrome painted, red demon-face with crown and moustache of cobras, ear-pieces missing, nagarassa used in kolam play, from Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), 1801-1920

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A101694
Materials:
incomplete and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
Sotheby's