Two wooden lacquered lion heads that are the inverse of each other. One lion head is black with red accents with red horse hair at the top, and the other head is red with black accents and white horse hair at the top. Both heads have detailing in gold, and the eyes are gold. Both heads are hollow and the noses are carved to see through. The mouths are movable and controlled by a string at the base of the head. Made from the wood of the Shishigashira tree.
3.25 x 6"
Mike Mansfield Collection, Mss 65, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana.
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
Image credit: Mark Fritch, University of Montana
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