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  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cut card, watercolour, ink, pencil and string

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Shadow puppet of a horse, originally constructed in ten pieces of card, painted in scarlet and black. The tail section is missing, and there had been damage to the ears, mane and the face. The sections are joined together with knotted string

Materials and Techniques

Cut card, watercolour, ink, pencil and string

Object history note

This shadow puppet is similar in style to the Chinese figures, S.612 - S.614-2001 and S.616-2001, and the boat, S.615-2001. These puppets appear to be part of a group

Descriptive line

Shadow puppet of a horse


Card; Water-colour; Ink; Pencil; String (fiber product)


Cut-out; Drawing; Painting


Theatre and Performance Collection

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