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Devil dance, Burmah [sic. for Sri Lanka], 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y302B/30

Scope and Contents

274 x 216 mm. Showing a group of dancers and spectators, the two central figures wearing large carved wooden masks in the form of grotesque faces and flanked by musicians, some with violins others with the characteristic long drums. The photograph is clearly from Ceylon rather than Burma. Photographer unknown, probably Skeen and Co.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1889


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, apart from slight fading at edges.



Date information

DateText: The photographs were probably taken in the 1880s..


W L H Skeen and Co [?]

Finding aid date

2003-10-09 14:00:54+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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