Miniature dog maskArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date18th centuryMedium & Supportdark reddish brown lacquer on woodDimensions
5 7/8 in. x 5 3/16 in. x 2 3/4 in. ( 14.92 cm x 13.2 cm x 6.95 cm )Credit LineMuseum purchase for the Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial CollectionLabel copy
This mask is made for the lion dance, a ritual performance brought to the Far East along with Buddhism. Its small size suggests that this mask was made for a boy dancer. The movable lower jaw is a device to create a more lively performance.Primary Object Classification Decorative Arts Primary Object TypefigureCollection AreaAsianRights
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