Bhuta mask of the deity Panjurli

Detail of a pattern
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On View
  • Period

    early 20th century
  • Geography

    Kanara, India
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 35.9 x 45.3 x 25.7 cm (14 1/8 x 17 13/16 x 10 1/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    The mask depicts the head of a boar with an elaborate headdress and earrings. The headdress is decorated with rows of cobra heads. The earrings on the mask are also decorated with cobra heads and additionally, on one, a human figure, and on the other, an elephant head. Two of the cobra heads each has hanging from it a small heart-shaped pendant with a bead at the end.
  • Origin

    Kanara, India
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Dr. Siddharth K. Bhansali
  • Type

  • On View

    Sackler Gallery 22a: The Art of Knowing in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Himalayas
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