X88.570 Mask

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Object Name: Mask

Artist: Unknown

Cultural Group: Sinhala peoples

Place of Origin: Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Date: Mid-20th century

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Materials Used: Wood, paint, felt

Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Bequest of Mary Stansbury Ruiz. X88.570

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Description

This mask represents the chicken used as an offering to appease the spirits of disease. It is one of several apparitions that appear as a part of a curing ceremony, each standing for a different auspicious object that plays a role in the exorcism.

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

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