A painted elongated mask is of a demon with a gradually tapering lower end. The mouth is rectangular, ears large and squarish eyes, it is used by the Pradhan tribe of Madhya Pradesh at the time of dramatization of the conflict between Lord Krishna and his cruel maternal uncle Kansa the king of Mathura.


  • Title: Demon mask
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1900 AD
  • Location: Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Physical Dimensions: h780 cm (without cover)
  • Type: Wood
  • Rights: National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi
  • Style: Anthropology Art
  • Place Part Of: India

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