Lot: 3

Anthropomorphic face mask "sanni"

Sri Lanka

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Adam Prout, Worcestershire, Great Britain H: 8.3 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR

wood, colour pigments, old collection no. "A-391"

"Sanni" masks are traditional wooden masks from Sri Lanka, used in ritualistic performances to ward off evil spirits and diseases. Intricately carved, they depict various demonic figures and spirits.

These masks play a significant role in the country's cultural heritage, symbolizing the battle between good and evil in traditional dance forms.