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Heavenly musicians
Place of Origin: China
Date: approx. 1900-1935
Object Name: Shadow puppet
Materials: Hide with pigments
Dimensions: H. 14 in x W. 15 in, H. 35.6 cm x W. 38.1 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Theatrical Arts
Object Number: B62D48.116
On Display: No

Description

Label: A group of female musicians on multicolored clouds plays traditional Chinese instruments in this elaborate two-part set. Since the figures are attached to the clouds and cannot be moved, they must have served as a background in a paradise scene.

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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: A group of female musicians on multicolored clouds plays traditional Chinese instruments in this elaborate two-part set. Since the figures are attached to the clouds and cannot be moved, they must have served as a background in a paradise scene.
Exhibition History: Thematic exhibition "Shadows, Masks, and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia" at AAM 4/23/05-1/22/06