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A very Nice and beautifully crafted old Shadow Puppet of Arjuna, the hero of the Mahabharata epic. Before the epic battle starts, Krishna teaches the warrior Arjuna that the ultimate conflict is not about land and power but about the human spirit. Arjuna becomes a disciple as Krishna says "In the heart of Action you must remain free from all attachments." In turns out that Arjuna is the only undefeated hero in the Mahabharata. This is an antique example of a Wayang Kulit, hand painted buffalo hide and well worn wooden dowel handles. One of the oldest puppets we have acquired, this is a stunning collectible example.Well weathered and worn, overall good/fair condition.Dimensions: 26 x 10 inchesDate: Early to Mid 20th centuryProvenance: Collected in the mid 1980's by Ira Marks.* The wooden base is not included.


Well worn and weathered.

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Arjuna Hero of Mahabharata epic Antique Wayang Kulit

Estimate $200 - $400Jun 19, 2018