Puppet head - Wood - Puppet head - Burma - Mandalay period (1853-1948)

Puppet head - Wood - Puppet head - Burma - Mandalay period (1853-1948)
Good condition, see description - 10×9×8 cm

BURMA - MANDALAY PERIOD - 19th/20th century

Mandalay period (1853-1948)

Wooden puppet head, eyes inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The face is made up with a mix of fish bile and tamarind resin.
In Yok Thei Pwe theatre, this head is that of Minthanee, the famous princess recognizable by her face and her hairstyle.


Late 19th century - Ca 1895 / Early 20th century - Ca 1925.


Former Belgian collection, acquired in Burma near the Kuthodaw temples by the father of the current owner before 1990.

Art market.

Collector’s piece for Burma lovers, genuine antique made according to age-old techniques, far from what one can find in the regional tourist markets.


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Lot details
Puppet head
Mandalay period (1853-1948)
Region/ Country of origin
Theme/ depiction
Puppet head
Good condition, see description
10×9×8 cm
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