Art for Families | Chinese Tomb Guardians

Kids home? Missing the Museum? Download our free Smart Kids art-making activities. Our galleries are temporarily closed to visitors, but we’re sharing art education opportunities online that families can enjoy anywhere. Today: learn about Chinese tomb guardians and how to make a paper mask.

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Chinese, Tang dynasty (618–907), Pair of painted tomb guardians, ca. mid-8th century. Earthenware with silver, gold, and painted decoration. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (2001-215.1–.2)