Artist

Oe Minosuke

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Accession Number

25.18.1984

Date Created (circa)

20th century

Description

The puppet head of a girl whose hair is tied back in a bun with a large, yellow, tortoise shell comb. Her mouth is red and slightly open and her eyes are painted on. This puppet would play the roles of Yadoya, Asagao, etc. Dimensions: 13" x 5" x 7 1/2". 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.

Medium

Carved wood, lacquer, human hair

Subject

Bunraku puppet head, Asian art

Campus Location

Asian Arts vault, East Olin

Origin

Japan

Donor

Seafirst Bank

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Keywords

Bunraku puppet head, Asian art

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