shadow puppet

Shadow puppet of carved and painted leather depicting the panasar or servant Sangut, with black goatskin tuft sprouting from the top of his head. He has a long neck though his body is rounded. His skin is painted a yellowish beige and a kris emerges from behind his back. There is what appears to be intended as a vertical line of body hair painted on his chest. The puppet has a protruding articulated jaw and round eyes. In the Mahabharata story he is a servant on the side of the Korawa; in the Ramayana on the side of Rahwana. Sangut is an opportunist.

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