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Puppet

Native NameWayang Golek
Object Number:29-91-152
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Javanese
Provenience: Java
West Java
Date Made: Before 1929
Early Date: 1850
Late Date: 1929
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Cotton
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Painted
Batik
Height: 59 cm
Width: 10 cm
Depth: 11 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from M. Lemaire Devries, 1929

Description

Three-dimensional wooden puppet (wayang golek). Male figure. Black, gold and red fez. Hair painted red with queue bundled up and held in place at back of neck by black and white striped band. Closely fitting black tunic with five large gilt buttons. Light pink batik skirt with pale blue flowers, contrasting dark blue and pink batik sash. A Muslim character from the menak story cycle, which recounts the exploits of Amir Hamzah, an uncle of the Prophet Muhammad.

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