Dance mask

Sri Lanka
19th Century

Grotesquely intriguing; this deformity mask is a rare example. Its diminutive size and overall thin construction make this a very high quality mask. The delicate and organic quality of this piece suggest an early creation date, later examples are baroque and lack the overall quality that this piece possesses. The patina is deep from age and the polychrome pigments are still intact. In excellent condition.

This mask stands 7.5 inches tall.

SOLD / IN 10-01-09