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孟良 Meng Liang
  • China
  • 孟良 Meng Liang, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: China
  • paper, pigment
  • Object Height/Width: 29 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width: 11 3/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Nancy Loo Bjorge
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3867.21

The papercut depicts a Beijing Opera character identified as Meng Liang, with a red face with a white chin and black details at the eyes and above the lips. There are black fin-like projections near the eyes and a red beard. The headdress has a wide yellow band with a light blue scalloped edge. There is a dark pink circle at the top center and a light blue circle on the proper left. The purple bonnet portion behind the yellow band has a light blue ribbon. The four hair sticks have red tassels. The light green trailers have wavy edges. The orange trailer has a light green vine-like decoration with red dots.