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wayang shadow puppet
  • Indonesia
  • wayang shadow puppet, 1983
  • Where object was made: Indonesia
  • rawhide, paint, horn, carving
  • Object Height/Width: 90 x 63 cm
    Object Height/Width: 35 7/16 x 24 13/16 in
  • Presented as a token of friendship from Heru Susilo of Jakarta, Indonesia to Leslie Rynott
  • Not on display
  • C2016.002

Large shadow puppet made from painted rawhide with a long, black handle at the bottom carved from horn and two thinner horn handles coming from each wrist. The figure is painted gold and has black hair and wears a black mask.