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Thunder and rain gods, one of a pair
Place of Origin: China
Date: approx. 1900-1935
Object Name: Shadow puppet
Materials: Hide with pigments
Dimensions: H. 11 in, H. 27.9 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Theatrical Arts
Object Number: B62D48.96
On Display: No

Description

Label: This elaborate pair of figures represents two of the many deities in Chinese popular religion. The god of rain is pouring water from a vase. The thunder god is clearly identified by the multiple drums arranged over his head and the hammer and chisel in his hands.

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Exhibition History: Thematic exhibition "Shadows, Masks, and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia" at AAM 4/23/05-1/22/06
Label: This elaborate pair of figures represents two of the many deities in Chinese popular religion. The god of rain is pouring water from a vase. The thunder god is clearly identified by the multiple drums arranged over his head and the hammer and chisel in his hands.
Exhibition History: Thematic exhibition "Shadows, Masks, and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia" at AAM 4/23/05-1/22/06