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Lion Dance performer
Place of Origin: Japan
Date: 1800-1950
Object Name: Netsuke
Materials: Wood
Dimensions: H. 3.6 cm x L. 2.7 cm
Credit Line: Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: B70Y944
On Display: No

Description

Label: Lion Dances (shishi mai) from northern Japan feature groups of performers each wearing a lion mask and carrying a drum, as depicted in this netsuke.

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Exhibition History: Thematic exhibition "Shadows, Masks, and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia" at AAM 4/23/05-1/22/06
Label: Lion Dances (shishi mai) from northern Japan feature groups of performers each wearing a lion mask and carrying a drum, as depicted in this netsuke.
Exhibition History: Thematic exhibition "Shadows, Masks, and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia" at AAM 4/23/05-1/22/06