Shadow Puppet Item Number: 2872/11 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Antaboga kulit shadow puppet. The creature’s face is pink, with partially closed eyes, a long snout, and an open red mouth with many sharp teeth and a thin black forked tongue. A golden headdress is attached to his forehead and a gold and white necklace surrounds his neck. The body is long and curved, eel-like, with no appendages, and ends with a golden tip on the tail. The object is painted the same on both front and back. The puppet is held up by a thin unpainted wooden handle attached at the bottom.

History Of Use

Antaboga kulit, an Indonesian shadow puppet (wayang) representing the King of Under the Sea, used in puppet stage plays.