shadow puppet

Shadow puppet of Duryadana, King of Astina, made of carved and painted leather. He wears a diadem and a garuda mungkur behind. His skin colour is reddish brown. He is a cousin of the five Pandawa brothers, and the eldest of the 100 Korawa brothers. He is an evil character with supernatural powers.

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