Paper Mache Tag

  • Object: Mask (Opera Mask)

    Object: Mask (Opera Mask)

    Oct 02, 2018

    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 the Monkey King, who appears in Chinese folklore and plays a large role in [...]

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  • Object: Mask (Chinese Opera mask depicting Jian Wei)

    Object: Mask (Chinese Opera mask depicting Jian Wei)

    Oct 02, 2018

    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, and legends, from the third century AD and the civil wars after [...]

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  • Object: Figurine

    Object: Figurine

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0198v Figurine, Religious Unknown, likely Mexico 1979 Materials: Paper Mache This object is a Tree of Life candelabra made from paper mache for the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. It is decorated with flowers, small figures [...]

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  • Object: Effigy

    Object: Effigy

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0198z Judas Effigy Catholic Mexico Date: Unknown Materials: Bamboo, paper mache, paint   On Sabado de Gloria (Holy Saturday), following Good Friday, it is a Mexican tradition to explode paper mache figures with fireworks in large city centers. The paper [...]

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  • Object: Costume helmet

    Object: Costume helmet

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0083a Roman Centurion’s Costume Helmet Catholic Mexico City, Mexico Date: 20th century Materials: Papier Mâché Photo via: Txuspe, Wikimedia Commons This object is a brightly colored papier mâché Roman centurion’s helmet that was worn by a child during Semana Santa [...]

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