University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameNang Yai
Object Number:95-21-42
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Provenience: Thailand
Chiengmai
Maker: Unknown
Date Made: 1900-1953
Early Date: 1949
Late Date: 1953
Section:Asian
Materials:Hide
Wood
String
Technique:Openwork
Iconography:Monkey Soldier
Credit Line:Gift of Katharine and Mary Anglemyer, 1995

Description

Miniature tourist example of hide shadow puppet of monkey soldier from Rama's army. The crowned and monkey-faced figure holds up one arm in front and the other behind bearing a sword. Legs are spread as if running. Hide is perforated to form figure and below "chalad va???ita." Puppet is painted black with two sticks tied on with string for support and handles. Base has label which says "Charmpooyarbch".


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