Colorado College Logo

  DigitalCC

Use AND (in capitals) to search multiple keywords.
Example: harmonica AND cobos

Leather shadow puppet

Abstract

Wayang Kulit clown. This is possibly Bagong, one of the clown servants of the Pandawa family in the Mahabharata epic, marked by his fat belly and backside, bald head, slow deep voice and dull wit. He was once equipped with a movable lower jaw to dramatize the attributes of his speech. Of note is the ceremonial dagger (keris) in his sash. His dark color and heavy features indicate his relative coarseness in contrast to his refined Pandawa masters.

Note

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

Administrative Notes

Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgement to be given to the ASIANetwork-Luce Asian Art in the Undergraduate Curriculum Project and to the college from whose collection the work comes. The individual college retains copyright to the work.

Copyright
Copyright restrictions apply.
Publisher
Dickinson College
PID
coccc:25527