Ritual mask from Kolam or Tovil ceremonies

Made:
1801-1920 in Sri Lanka

Large wooden mask, polychrome painted, with socketed earpieces, representing green faced demon with canopied cobra headdress and cobra and lotus disc ear pieces, cobras with extended hoods, either gara-yaka or nagarassa from tovil or kolam ceremonies, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), 1801-1920

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A125684
Materials:
complete and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
Glendining