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  • Vishnu Boar Bhuta Mask

    Ceremonial dancer's headpiece worn as a mask in the form of a Panjurli bhuta (Vishnu's incarnation as Varaha, or boar face). For ritual use in annual Dharmanema dance festivals, honouring local spirit deities (the bhutas).

    Early 20th century. Bronze lost wax casting. A finely cast specimen, this mask is typically a very large piece with pronounced facial modelling and excellent artistic proportions. Ear rings are present to attach ear ornaments. From Kerala, southern India.


    Width 51 cm, height 43 cm, depth 32 cm.