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王彦章 Wang Yanzhang
  • China
  • 王彦章 Wang Yanzhang, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: China
  • paper, pigment
  • Object Height/Width: 29.5 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Width: 11 5/8 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Nancy Loo Bjorge
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3867.15
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The papercut depicts a Beijing Opera character identified as Wang Yanzhang, with a white face, grey at the middle of the face and black and red detail on the face. It has a light green frog with a blue face on the forehead. There are black fin-like projections near the eyes and black beard. The headdress has a yellow band with green edges, light blue and dark pink details. The blue portion has green and dark pink detail. There is a pink and white striped circle next to an animal with a light blue face, light green body and fangs. Four of the dark blue hair sticks have red tassels and ribbon-like trailers in blue-green with pink flowers, yellow, purple and light green detail, or dark purple with light blue and light green detail.