Shadow Puppet Item Number: 3338/5 from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

Shadow puppet head from “Journey to the West”. Flat head made from semi-translucent cut, punched and painted hide. His face is red, he has lying silkworm eyebrows, a red phoenix eye, and a five-strand beard. The headdress has a cloth section which extends upwards, with another section extending down the back with alternating red and green diagonal stripes. The top is adorned with many small pompoms and one large green pompom. A long neck acts as a tab to insert into the collar of a body.

Narrative

The character's facial features denotes much bravery. This character is similar to Guan Yu a god of war.