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"Chinese man" hand puppet
  • Country Unknown
  • "Chinese man" hand puppet, late 1800s–1979
  • papier-mâché, wood, cloth, paint, embroidering, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 41 x 37 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 1/8 x 14 9/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7408
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Description

The hand puppet depicts a bald man with a single lock of long black hair in a braid. He has thick black lining around the eyes and orange lips. He wears a black tunic with a "Mandarin style" stand-up collar in a blue and green embroidered floral pattern. It has blue cuffs and a blue skirt.