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Object - Puppet, a prince
Place of origin - Burma (probably, made)
Date - ca. 1880 (made)
Materials and Techniques - Carved and painted wood, with a costume of dark orange silk embroidered with gold thread, sequins, pieces of mirror and glass beads.
Current Location - Victoria & Albert Museum
Museum number-IS.33-1966

Physical description
This male puppet probably represents a prince at the court of the Konbaung kings of Burma and wears the elaborate court costume with its shaped, tailored and sumptuously decorated pieces which were worn layer on layer culminating in the costume which, when seen from a distance, created the image of a legendary heavenly apsaras (celestial nymph).
Object history note
Bought from J.C. Irwin on RP/66/2084 for £86 with IS 3l to IS 35-1966
Collection code -IND

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