35mm slide (photographic)(colour)
- Museum number
Slide (colour); a shadow puppet character of a Persian man riding on a horse, with a joint at the man's waist and on his neckl; the Persian man is wearing armour including a helmet, and carrying a sword and a shield(?); the horse is also wearing armour(?).
35mm slide, polyester
- Production date
Height: 3.50 centimetres (image)
Height: 5 centimetres (mount)
Width: 2.40 centimetres (image)
Width: 5 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
- Contextualisation: This shadow puppet is possibly from the Greek shadow theatre tradition of Karagiosis. In Karagiosis, a character known as the Persian or Acem is sometimes seen riding a horse. It is unclear what the origins of this shadow puppet are.
N.B. This shadow puppet may from the Palais Azem museum in Damascus.
Related image: Eu-F.T.-6081, Eu-F.T.-6082, Eu-F.T.-6083 (same object).
Image found alongside Eu-F.T.-6031 through to Eu-F.T.-6079
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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