Chinese lion mask (1981).
Gift of Catherine Miles and her students at General George McCall School. (6'5: x 24" x 20") C.81.35.
This Chinese lion's mask hung in "Freedom's Doors: Immigrant Ports of Entry to the United States", the museum's long-term exhibition, from 1986-1992.
It was made of papier m?ch? by students at the McCall School in Philadelphia, for the 1981 Buddhist New Year's celebration, which includes parades and dances. Lion dancers use a mask for the head of the lion while a long line of dancers forms the body.
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