This object is part of the Education and Outreach collection, some of which are in the Q?rius science education center and available to see.
A paper mache mask depicting a lion or tiger, likely made in Mexico for use in Carnival. The exterior of the mask is painted bright orange with two circular holes cut for the eyes, which have been painted blue, pink, and white with a black brow. The mask has a large sculpted nose and mouth, painted with whiskers and fangs. The face of the animal is airbrushed with alternating brown and red stripes to indicate a mane. The interior of the mask is painted a uniform bright pink. The mask is somewhat damaged, with many cracks and areas of chipped paint.