University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:33-54-24
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Date Made: 18th Century - 1933
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1933
Iconography:Huang Tianba
Credit Line:Purchased from John C. Ferguson, 1933


Shadow puppet of Huang Tianba (黄天霸). This puppet was used in the play, "The Temple of the Eight Spirits" (Ba Zha Miao, 八蜡庙) taken from the novel "The Cases of Lord Shi" (Shi Gong An, 施公案). Elaborate headdress with decorative balls in amber/black/red. Red lips. Highly decorated clothing in black/red/amber with floral and cross pattern.

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