Kolam or Sokari performance devil mask and ear-pieces, 1801-1920

Made:
1801-1920 in Sri Lanka

Large painted wooden devil mask, polychrome, covered with sticky varnish, representing reddish-brown faced demon with twining cobra headdress, cobras being devoured by eagles, ear-pieces in form of lotus discs and cobras, associated with kolam or sokari performance, unsigned, Sri Lanka, 1801-1920

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A134253
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume