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Dasamuka, wayang klitik puppet

Dasamuka, wayang klitik puppet
(early 20th century-mid 20th century)

painted and gilt-wood, bamboo, leather, cotton (string)
59.0 × 41.0 × 1.5 cm irreg.
Place/s of Execution
Java, Indonesia
Accession Number
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1974
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Gallery location
Level 1, NGV International
Physical description
Red face with round eyes, large rounded nose and toothy grin. Wears topong or low crown, seen on deities, kings and princes together with a two-tiered diadem and garuda ornament. Black hair hanging over shoulder. Wears variation of the military or warrior’s dodot, with belt for the kris (sword) and chelana (long pants) with katok pandji-pandji (single knee breeches).