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wayang golek (rod puppet), possibly representing Bima
  • Indonesia
  • wayang golek (rod puppet), possibly representing Bima, late 1800s–1879
  • Where object was made: Bali, Indonesia
  • parchment, horn, paint, string, plastic
  • Object Height/Width: 102 x 47 cm
    Object Height/Width: 40 1/8 x 18 1/2 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1409

The human figure has three horn rods for manipulation. The figure has gold skin, wears a black mask and an elaborate cutwork, black headdress. He is bare chested, but wears armbands and bracelets. He is wearing a black, white, and red checkered loincloth-like garment, with green pink and gold frills. There are two blue dragon heads depicted on his thighs.

This puppet was intended for professional use.