Wood and mother of pearl marionette head. Burma, 19th Century

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Wood marionette head, mother of pearl-encrusted eyes.

Marionette shows were part of traditional and popular shows in Burma. They are highly reputed in the Mandalay region, the cast was mostly of legendary characters about nats (spirits).

Burma, 19th Century

Height: 24 cm (9-1/4 in.)

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2013090195