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Lotus pond (setting for a shadow play)
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: B62D48.99
On Display: No

Description

Label: Shadow puppet performances often utilized elaborate settings like this lotus pond. This piece is a tour de force of the art, with each element carefully and intricately cut and colored.

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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: Shadow puppet performances often utilized elaborate settings like this lotus pond. This piece is a tour de force of the art, with each element carefully and intricately cut and colored.
Exhibition History: Thematic exhibition "Shadows, Masks, and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia" at AAM 4/23/05-1/22/06