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Mask of Siknidhal (a malevolent deity)
Title Mask of Siknidhal (a malevolent deity)
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name Mask
Object Type Masks
Main Material Wood
Country India
Provenance Kaliagunj, Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal, India.
Origin Place Kaliagunj, Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal, India.
Find Place Kaliagunj, Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal, India.
Period / Year of Work 20th Century
Inscription NA
Tribe Polia - deshi
Dimensions Length- 54 cm; Breadth- 37 cm
Brief Description Mask of Siknidhal : It is a large, wooden mask. It has two elongated vertical horns on the two lateral sides of the head. The mask has golden coloured crown with deep dentated outer margin. Big oral cavity without tooth and threatening expression are the features of the mask. This mask is used in "Gamira" dance.