X88.571 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: H: 22.00 cm, W: 32.00 cm

Materials Used: Wood, paint, other materials

Credit Line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. X88.571


Dancing vigorously and tossing flames of burning resin, this curing spirit figure visits the patient to give his blessings. He takes his name from the burning torches (pandam) he swings as he performs

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