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shadow puppet, probably representing Pralack or Prarama
  • Thailand
  • shadow puppet, probably representing Pralack or Prarama, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Thailand
  • parchment, bamboo, paint, string
  • Object Height/Width: 70 x 32 cm
    Object Height/Width: 27 1/2 x 12 5/8 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1408

The human figure is in profile with one arm jointed with vellum ties at the shoulder, elbow, and wrist. The other arm rests on his hip. He is wearing a pointed hat, a red and green outfit with black details, and cutouts. The shoes are black and red, pointing up at the toes. His fingernails are red. His rear hand appears to be holding a bow.