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Wayang Krucil Gilig, a three-dimensional puppet of the comic character Menak Jingga. The puppet is made of wood, fibre, pigment, and gold leaf. It is painted, gilded, and carved. The figure is a male wearing a crown, neckcloth, kris dagger, and an elaborate skirt-cloth and trousers. It stands on a base from which a rod would once have protruded, but this was cut off at an unknown date. The rods for the arms are missing.
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Height: 32 centimetres (top of head to bottom of base and not inc arm supports)
Weight: 353 grammes (inc loose parts)
Width: 6.50 centimetres (shoulder to shoulder)
Depth: 10 centimetres
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Register says: " Menak Jinggo, King of Blambangan"
Wayang krucil gilig means ‘small, three-dimensional puppet.’ This puppet probably originated in one of the courts in central Java, possibly the Mangkunegaran court of Surakarta. Such puppets were used to perform the Panji and Damar Wulan story cycles. No puppets of this type now exist on Java; the majority of the remaining examples are in the British Museum, while others are in the United States. It may be that the tradition was becoming less popular when Raffles arrived in Java in 1811. Information provided by Bima Raharja and Rudy Wiratama of Gajah Mada University, July 2018.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994, National Museum of Singapore, 'Raffles Reviewed: Sir Stamford Raffles'
2019 29 Jan-May, Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, Raffles in Southeast Asia
2019-2020 Sept-Jan, Gallery 91, Sir Stamford Raffles
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