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Chinese Actor
Chinese Actor
Artist:
Date:
early 20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Color Woodcut
Dimensions:
40.8 x 30.8 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
54755.285
Acquisition Date:
1935-12-13
Credit Line:

Gift of Miss Carlotta Mabury

A color portrait of an elaborately dressed Chinese Actor sitting on a stage chair holding a ceremonial, decorative spear before himself in his left hand. His garments are a tangle of faces, birds, dragons, and undulating arabesques. A magnificent headdress with two long whiplike tails finishes off the composition. (Jim Hahn 11/15/94)