Mask covered with sores and leeches, Sri Lanka, 1771-1860.
4 0 c m
 
36cm
actual image size: 28cm x 32cm

Mask covered with sores and leeches, Sri Lanka, 1771-1860.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Sinhalese carved and polychrome painted wooden face mask, representing Hevaya, the soldier from the kolam play, his face covered with sores and leeches.
 

Image Ref.

10452445
 

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