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Puppet

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ceramic, paint, wood, fabric, cotton, metal, beads, gold thread, cotton thread and fur

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

  • Museum number:

    S.499-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Costume doll of a woman with painted brown hair, gold earrings, and a pink fabric hair decoration with a beaded finial attached to wire which acts as a spring. Small metallic gold and silver beads are also glued to the hair as decoration. She wears an orange robe, the v-shaped green panel at the neck decorated with couched gold threadwork and trimmed with white fur, and her robe is decorated with couched gold and coloured threadwork to represent a dragon's face. She has a large violet hoop belt decorated with gold panels, a pink and white cotton underskirt of the same material used to line the robe, and red fabric-covered shoes. Her hands, legs and feet are wooden

Place of Origin

China (made)

Materials and Techniques

Ceramic, paint, wood, fabric, cotton, metal, beads, gold thread, cotton thread and fur

Descriptive line

Costume doll of a woman. Chinese

Materials

Ceramic; Paint; Wood; Cloth; Cotton (textile); Metal; Beads; Gold thread; Cotton thread; Fur

Techniques

Sewing; Firing (heating); Painting; Carving; Glueing; Embroidering; Couching (embroidering)

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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