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Mask representing Demala-Sanniya - a character related to madness and distortion of the body from the set of masks (over 100 years old) associated with devil dances in Sri Lanka. Devil dances were staged to relieve people from sickness, as it was believed a devil was responsible for ailments. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Stan Florek
 
Summary:
E019307 - 19/8/1911, mask, , , , Sri Lanka, Asia, South
Item Name:
mask
Label:
Mask representing Demala-Sanniya - a character related to madness and distortion of the body from the set of masks (over 100 years old) associated with devil dances in Sri Lanka. Devil dances were staged to relieve people from sickness, as it was believed a devil was responsible for ailments.
Country:
Sri Lanka
Collection Area:
Asia, South
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
19/08/1911
Registration Number:
E019307
Associated Stories:
Daha Ata Sanniya Masks: Sri Lanka
Images
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Mask representing Demala-Sanniya - a character related to madness and distortion of the body from the set of masks (over 100 years old) associated with devil dances in Sri Lanka. Devil dances were staged to relieve people from sickness, as it was believed a devil was responsible for ailments. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Stan Florek
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Mask representing Demala-Sanniya - a character related to madness and distortion of the body from the set of masks (over 100 years old) associated with devil dances in Sri Lanka. Devil dances were staged to relieve people from sickness, as it was believed a devil was responsible for ailments. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Stan Florek
3:
Mask representing Demala-Sanniya - a character related to madness and distortion of the body from the set of masks (over 100 years old) associated with devil dances in Sri Lanka. Devil dances were staged to relieve people from sickness, as it was believed a devil was responsible for ailments. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Stan Florek
4:
Mask representing Demala-Sanniya - a character related to madness and distortion of the body from the set of masks (over 100 years old) associated with devil dances in Sri Lanka. Devil dances were staged to relieve people from sickness, as it was believed a devil was responsible for ailments. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Stan Florek
5:
Mask representing Demala-Sanniya - a character related to madness and distortion of the body from the set of masks (over 100 years old) associated with devil dances in Sri Lanka. Devil dances were staged to relieve people from sickness, as it was believed a devil was responsible for ailments. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Stan Florek