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沙悟净 Sha Wujing
  • China
  • 沙悟净 Sha Wujing, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: China
  • paper, pigment
  • Object Height/Width: 27.5 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width: 10 13/16 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Nancy Loo Bjorge
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3867.11

The papercut depicts a Beijing Opera character identified as Sha Wujing, with a white face with curled black hair, sideburns and mustache. There is a blue band at the hairline with red detail, light blue and light green edges and a yellow crescent at the center. There is black detail around the eyes and nose, a red circle on the forehead and dark pink detail around the nose. The visible pink chest has an overlapped edge in light blue triangles and light green triangles with dark pink, yellow and red details. There is a necklace of skulls in purple, light blue, dark pink light green and yellow.