Arjuna Sasrabahu

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 66.22.1
Type: puppetry and shadow play; carving; textile arts
Date of production:
first half of the 20th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: carved, painted wood, batik textile
Dimensions: height: 70 cm
Arjuna Sasra Bahu. "Arjuna with a thousand arms". Warrior, king of Maepati. Not identical with the Pandawa prince. Named after the time he turned himself into a giant with a thousand arms. Another time he defeated Rawana, the king of raksasas, but spared his life.

Wayang golek purwa puppet from Ernő Zboray's collection. The rod puppet was repainted at the end of the 1920s.