X76.183 Mask

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Object Name: Mask

Artist: Unknown

Cultural Group: Sinhala peoples

Place of Origin: Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Date: 19th to early 20th century,

Dimensions: L: 20.70 cm, H: 47.00 cm, D: 14.00 cm

Materials Used: Wood, paint, fiber, paper, nails, metal fabric, string

Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. X76.183

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Description

Nonchi Akka is the wife of the drummer-messenger in kolam. Like all female roles, her part is played by a male dancer.

Source: Gallery wall text, Fowler in Focus: Masks of Sri Lanka, 2009

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