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Title

Display: masks

Description

One rectangular yellow-brown wooden box. Lid presents six Chinese characters in pale green pigment. Box interior lined in dark green satin. Contains ten miniature heads each elaborately painted with examples of theatrical makeup. Beneath each head is a small rectangular plaque with a double row of five or six Chinese characters in white pigment on a black ground.

Provenance

These model masks were given to Canterbury Museum by the Peking Opera Company, which visited New Zealand in 1956 and was hosted in Christchurch by Canterbury Museum.

Physical Dimensions

320x605x125 (LxWxH)

Museum Ac. No.

C1956.183

Usage Rights

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Period

People's Republic of China (1949-)

Collection

Citation

“Display: masks,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed December 12, 2017, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1221.