Polychrome devil mask

Made:
1801-1920
maker:
Unknown
SMG00168649

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Large crude painted wooden devil mask, polychrome, poor condition, one ear-piece missing, representing green-faced demon with face and headdress covered with writhing cobras, Nagarassa associated with kolam play, from Sri Lanka, 1801-1920

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A27520/1
Materials:
paint and wood
Measurements:
overall (without ear piece): 625 mm x 296 mm x 220 mm,
type:
mask
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume