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Chinese woman hand puppet
  • Country Unknown
  • Chinese woman hand puppet, late 1800s–1979
  • papier-mâché, paint, cloth, glass, fur, string
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 48 x 39 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 7/8 x 15 3/8 x 3 15/16 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7409

The hand puppet depicts a woman wearing a blue-green headpiece with small glass beads and pink flowers over the painted black hair. She has a blue-green bib-like collar edged with white fur over a pink tunic with blue-green cuffs and hemline. It has a black skirt. She has a knife-like object attached to her proper right hand by a string.