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  • Chinese Dragon Head Stage Puppet

    Chinese Dragon Head Stage Puppet

    Jul 25, 2019

    Dragons appear in multiple cultures around the world. Though their appearance, meaning and significance varies between cultures, humans remain fascinated with the mythical creature. Western dragons from European myths typically have four legs and large wings. Quetzalcóatl from the Aztec [...]

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  • Chinese Huqin

    Chinese Huqin

    Oct 15, 2018

    The Chinese violin on display in the Music Room area of the Institute of Texan Cultures is a huqin or “Hu-Chin” which is a general term given to any spiked fiddle. One type of huqin, called the “erhu,” is identified [...]

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  • Object: Mask

    Object: Mask

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0581c Opera Mask Chinese Unknown date, likely 20th century Materials: Paper Mache and Paint Sun Wukong at the Beijing opera “Journey to the West.” Photo by d’n’c, via Wikimedia Commons. This mask represents a character named Sun Wukong (孫悟空), or [...]

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  • Object: Mask

    Object: Mask

    Oct 02, 2018

    I-0581a Opera Mask Chinese Unknown date, likely 20th century Materials: Paper Mache This is a Chinese Opera mask depicting Jian Wei, a character who appeared in the The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. This traditional Chinese drama combines historic events, [...]

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  • Object: Dance prop

    Object: Dance prop

    Oct 01, 2018

    2013.12.1 Dragon dance prop Chinese 21st Century Materials: cloth, paint In western society the thought of dragons conjures up fearful images of large lizards that can fly and breathe fire. Often dragons are perceived as evil and a menace upon [...]

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  • Object: Flute

    Object: Flute

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0581j Flute Manufactured/made by He Le (approximate translation of Chinese writing on flute; one symbol is un-readable though) Chinese 20th Century Material: Bamboo This object is a wooden “Ti” flute made out of bamboo with Chinese writing on it. Flutes [...]

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