Shadow Puppet

MOA: University of British Columbia


White Dragon Horse shadow puppet character, from "Journey to the West"; associated with the Tang Seng (monk) character. White horse with intricate cutout pattern indicative of Luanzhou style. The horse has a large red saddle with green border, and a red and yellow blanket underneath. Behind the saddle is a flower decoration and small red with blue tassels. The bridal is red with green tassels, and a black sash extends around the horse's shoulders. The mane and tail are black. Both eyes are visible. Limbs jointed with fibre at the legs and tail. Operated by one rod.

  • Type of Item puppet
  • Culture Chinese
  • Material cow skin, watercolour paint, lacquer, fibre, bamboo grass
  • Measurements height 52.0 cm, width 40.0 cm, depth 1.0 cm (overall)

  • Creator Lu Family
  • Previous Owner Lu Family
  • Received from Lu Family, Museum of Anthropology Exhibitions Budget

  • Made in Tangshan

  • Creation Date during 2018
  • Ownership Date before December 21, 2018
  • Acquisition Date on December 21, 2018

  • Condition excellent
  • Accession Number 3338/0012