From the mid 20th century, a large polychrome dragon head with articulted lower jaw, for the Vietnamese Water Puppet Theater. Altough te once bright colors have faded with time and use, this attractive puppet fragment immediately attracts your eye. One can only speculate on what the complete dragon must have looked like, althogh from the size of the head it must have been spectacular. The lower jaw is attached to a spring, making the jaw move when the piece is in motion. The head has a custom display stand designed to show the piece to its best advantage. 1950's period. Length of head 9", 6.5" wide. Height on stand, 14.5".