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Indo-Pacific Art

Shadow Puppets (Wayang Kulit) of Gatotkatja and Lakshmana

early 20th century

Parchment leather, horn, bone, and wood; painted

1951.51.7.a: 80.65 × 43.18 × 1.27 cm (31 3/4 × 17 × 1/2 in.)
1951.51.7.b: 55.88 × 34.29 × 1.27 cm (22 × 13 1/2 × 1/2 in.)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1951.51.7a-b
Geography: 
central Java, Surakarta (Solo), Indonesia
Culture: 
Java and Bali
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Performing Arts - Puppetry
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: Arthur Upham Pope.
Ex-collection: Netherlands Government and Asia Inst. Accepted Dec. 5, 1951.

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