Painted horned bull mask

Made:
1771-1900 in Sri Lanka

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Painted wooden mask, polychrome, representing stylized horned bull, said to be yaka or spirit protecting against jungle fever, damaged and repaired, probably used in Kolam or Tovil performances, Sri Lanka, 1771-1900

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A62932
Materials:
complete, metal and wood
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume