Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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man marionette
  • Country Unknown
  • man marionette, late 1800s–1979
  • wood, paint, velvet, cloth, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 40.5 x 22 x 10.5 cm strings not included in measurement
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 15/16 x 8 11/16 x 4 1/8 in strings not included in measurement
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7407

The figure is a man wearing a long red tunic with a gold band at the neckline and hem, black velvet sleeves and cape, and red trousers. He is also wearing a black velvet cap with a tuft of red cloth at the front. He has a prominent nose and bushy grey eyebrows, mustache, and hair. He has red boots.

The black controller strings connect to a "T" shaped wooden controller.