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mask, mask

1916.9.340

Name and identification of character
A demon referred to as purnaka raksa (Sin.).

Context
Stage two in a Kolam performance.

Material
Wood, vel-kaduru (Sin.) (Nux vomica).

Iconography
The mouth is in the shape of an animal snout with whiskers painted in black lines. It is elongated and painted in red. The mouth is half-open with broad jaws, two sets of carnivorous teeth, two eye-teet…