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Prabu Suyudana, wayang kulit puppet
(early 20th century-mid 20th century)

opaque watercolour and gold paint on parchment, horn, metal, cotton thread
97.0 × 53.0 × 2.5 cm
Place/s of Execution
Central Java, Indonesia
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1972
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Gallery location
Asian Gallery Temporary Exhibtion Gallery
Mezzanine linked to Level 1, NGV International
Wears makuta (high crown), reserved for deities and kings. Wears praba (back ornament), sign of sovereignty, worn by deities and kings/princes who ruled at the outbreak of the Bratayuda War. Wears Bokongan (royal dodot), reserved for the royal family. Dark face and large nose.