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man hand puppet
  • United States
  • man hand puppet, early 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • papier-mâché?, paint, cloth, felt, string, adhesive tape
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 61.5 x 31 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 24 3/16 x 12 3/16 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7414

The hand puppet depicts a man wearing a black garment. He has a large head with a prominent nose and white hair made from twisted strings. He has black eyes and eyebrows, red cheeks, and the black under the chin may indicate a beard. He has white felt hands.