Shadow puppet - 2004.106.4_04_3K


Shadow puppet

Medium:Made of hide, pierced, painted with wooden rods
Geography: Java
Date: late 19th Century
Ht. 67 x Wt. 67 cm
Object number: 2004.106.4
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Julyan Mulock and Richard, Julian, and Nigel Mulock
Not on view
DescriptionWayang shadow puppet with wooden rods, possibly representing Arjuna. Has curled black hair and white face. The body section is painted gold with a decorated lhungi and headdress. Each arm is painted gold and is in two sections, joined at the elbow and each attached to the body at the shoulder and to a rod at its hands. The central supporting rod runs straight up behind one leg and is shaped in a serpentine curve to fit the shape of the puppet.
Southeast Asia
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