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Shadow puppets are flat figures which are held between a screen and a source of light. These three examples have all been made from leather. Which one is the dragon?

 

Dragon, shadow puppet, 20th century

China

Donkey leather

LI.2000.1.6372

 

Horse and rider, shadow puppet, 20th century

China

Donkey leather

LI.2000.1.9027

 

‘Karagoz’, shadow puppet, 20th century

Turkey

Goat leather

LI.2000.1.7304