This puppet head is balding with gray-yellow hair on the sides of its head and small topknot. Its eyebrows, eyes, and mouth can all move. This puppet would play roles of elder men. Dimensions: 13 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 6". For more information about Bunraku puppets see: http://www2.ntj.jac.go.jp/unesco/bunraku/en/.Two other valuable resources published by Whitman College discussing its collection of Bunraku puppets include "The Doll Theatre: Bunraku Puppets in the Whitman Collection" (1995) and "Moveable Mysteries: The Immortality of Bunraku Puppet Theatre" (2009). See the Sheehan Gallery website to purchase either text.
Carved wood, lacquer, human hair
Bunraku puppet head, Asian art
Asian Arts vault, East Olin
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