Painted face mask, Sri Lankan, 1771-1920. : News Photo
Painted face mask, Sri Lankan, 1771-1920. : News Photo
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Painted face mask, Sri Lankan, 1771-1920.

SRI LANKA - NOVEMBER 29: This wooden mask shows a brown-faced, gap-toothed, wrinkled man, possibly a peasant from the kolam masked play, and was worn for healing rituals. In some forms of traditional medicine, healing powers lie in people�s belief in supernatural powers. In societies in which illness is believed to be caused by the presence of evil spirits, a medicine man or shaman performs rituals, often involving dancing and chanting, to rid the body of spirits. Masks play important roles in religious, healing, exorcism and funerary rituals. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
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Editorial #:90740903
Collection:SSPL
Date created:November 29, 1995
License type:Rights-managed
Release info:Not released. More information
Source:SSPL
Object name:10284638
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