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Mask representing Murtyu-Sanniya - a character 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:
E019310 - 19/8/1911, mask, , , , Sri Lanka, Asia, South
Item Name:
mask
Label:
Mask representing Murtyu-Sanniya - a character 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:
E019310
Associated Stories:
Daha Ata Sanniya Masks: Sri Lanka
Images
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Mask representing Murtyu-Sanniya - a character 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
2:
Mask representing Murtyu-Sanniya - a character 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 Murtyu-Sanniya - a character 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 Murtyu-Sanniya - a character 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 Murtyu-Sanniya - a character 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
6:
Mask representing Murtyu-Sanniya - a character 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