Shadow Puppet

About this object

Narrative

In 1981 the donor wrote that she had found this group of shadow puppets in Chengdu (Sichuan, China) over 40 years earlier.

Physical description

A shadow puppet of a female (parts a-b) with a her black hair up in a bun and decorated with red flowers with leaves. Wearing clothing that is decorated in dark floral print on a red background. Wire is coiled around the neck. Joined in the shoulder, elbow, waist, hips, hands, and fingers with rivets.