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秦英 Qin Ying
  • China
  • 秦英 Qin Ying, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: China
  • paper, pigment
  • Object Height/Width: 28.5 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width: 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Nancy Loo Bjorge
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3867.14
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The papercut depicts a Beijing Opera character identified as Qin Ying, with a purple face with white, red and black details near the eys, red near the mouth and nose and a pink flower on the forehead. The headdress has a yellow and dark pink band with light blue scalloped edges. A bow-like decoraton is behind the band in orange, purple and green. There is a pink circle at the top center. Red fin-like projections sit at the top of each ear. There are four dark blue hair sticks with red tassels. The front two tassels have ribbon-like trailers in dark blue, blue green and orange with yellow and dark pink behind. He wears a red collar with pink and dark blue flowers, and light blue and light green vine-like decorations. There is a scalloped edge in dark pink, yellow and light green.