shadow puppet

Shadow puppet of Dewa Siva, made of carved and painted leather, supported by a wooden strut attached to the leather with string. The figure has a candi kurung, or basket crown, with an aureole, diadem and garuda mungkur (bird looking backwards) as well as a shoulder and neck covering with strap, bahuraksa. The figure is shown frontally, with the head in profile. The body is painted white, with the costume in various colours. It has four arms, the upper right holding a conch shell, which is raised to the mouth. The figure is standing on an integral plinth.

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