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申公豹 Shen Gongbao
  • China
  • 申公豹 Shen Gongbao, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: China
  • paper, pigment
  • Object Height/Width: 29.5 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Width: 11 5/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Nancy Loo Bjorge
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3867.02
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The papercut depicts a Beijing Opera character identified as Shen Gongbao, with finely cut details. The papercut depicts a frowning man with a blue and white face with red and black details. The proper right eye is the mouth of a small white face with pink cheeks and a red dot on the forehead. The headdress has a yellow semicircle with scalloped edges and dark pink details. The band on either side is pink with dark blue and light green detail. The hairstyle has two brown curls on top and two pinwheel-like decorated in light blue, pink and yellow. The proper left hair ornament has a red net and long blue-green tassel. The proper right hair ornament has a light blue, dark brown and green "stem" and two red tassels from dark pink cords. The character has a prominent dark brown beard.