India, Tamil Nadu, / Boar-Bhuta Mask / 18th-19th centuryIndia, Tamil Nadu,
Boar-Bhuta Mask
18th-19th century

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Creator Nationality: India, Tamil Nadu,
Creator Name-CRT: India, Tamil Nadu,
Title: Boar-Bhuta Mask
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Creation Start Date: 1700
Creation End Date: 1899
Creation Date: 18th-19th century
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: Overall: 17 x 18 x 13 in. (43.18 x 45.72 x 33.02 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: Dallas Museum of Art
Owner Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
ID Number: 2000.321
Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, gift of David T. Owsley via the Alvin and Lucy Owsley Foundation
Context: This boar mask represents a spirit figure. It was used in ceremonial dance performances for prosperity. Through the ceremonial dances, Hindus communicate with the heavenly world. Masks like this one embody powerful animal spirits of nature like boars, tigers, and water buffalo.
AMICA ID: DMA_.2000.321
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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