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Puppet

Puppet

  • Place of origin:

    Java (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Museum number:

    IM.187:1-1916

  • Gallery location:

    South-East Asia, Room 47a, case 18 []

Place of Origin

Java (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Dimensions

Length: 72 cm, Width: 37 cm

Labels and date

Wayang Golek Puppet
1800–1900
In Wayang Golek theatre the puppets are three-dimensional
and the performance takes place in full view of the audience.
This type of theatre is said to have been introduced to Java in
1584 by a Muslim saint. Later it became associated with stories
from the great Indian epics, the Mahabharata and Ramayana.
This figure represents Brajamusti from the Mahabharata.
Wood, textile and paint
Indonesia (Java)
Given by Miss E.N. Franckel
Museum no. IM.187-1916 [14/06/2011]

Materials

Wood; Textile

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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