Mask of Kali

20th Century

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Indian Museum, Kolkata
Kolkata, India

Mask of Kali : The mask is highly decorated. Red coloured marks are present on the eye brows below the cheeks and on the side of the oral cavity. Deeply dentate red crown on head, large decorated ears, exposed teeth (upper jaw) with protruded tongue firmly held between the teeth and lower lip are the features of the mask. The nose and tongue are made of papier- mache. This mask is used in "Kali nach" mask dance.


  • Title: Mask of Kali
  • Date: 20th Century
  • Location: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: Lenght- 59.5 cm, Breadth- 43 cm.
  • Provenance: Malda, West Bengal, India.
  • Type: Mask

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