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Marionette

Marionette

  • Place of origin:

    Mandalay (City) (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    painted wood with silk dress (with 8 strings)

  • Museum number:

    IS.272-1953

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

puppet (yok-thei} lady - Minthamee (princess) with 8 strings
Her costume consists of a breast cloth - yin-zi over which is worn a long sleeved jacket - ein-gyi. open in front and decorated with applied scrolling braid. From the waist down the jacket flares out into two crescent shapes which stiffened with thin pieces of bamboo, stand out from each side of the hips. The acbeik pattern on the skirt - hta-mein is picked out in braid. An ahar - train isattachedd to the bottom of the skirt.

Place of Origin

Mandalay (City) (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

painted wood with silk dress (with 8 strings)

Dimensions

Height: 12 in

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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