Painted Marurassa mask

Made:
1771-1900 in Sri Lanka
maker:
Sinhalese people
Painted wooden Marurassa mask, with ear pieces, in good condition, Sinhalese, 1771-1900

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Painted wooden Marurassa mask, with ear pieces, in good condition, Sinhalese, 1771-1900
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Painted wooden mask with ear pieces, representing kolam play character Maru Raksha (Marurassa), the Demon of Death, Sinhalese, Sri Lanka, 1771-1900

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A134254
Materials:
complete and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust