Image: Gini-Sanniyaka mask

Gini-Sanniyaka mask

Gini-Sanniyaka mask used in Sri Lankan Devil Dances. The Devil dance ritual was aimed to cure certain illnesses caused by unseen forces and demons. The masks used depict a variety of characters.

Photographer:
Deborah White
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

Australian Museum Collection E19309

Purchased in 1911

Provenance: Sri Lanka
 

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