Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Pinocchio marionette
  • Gund Manufacturing Company
    active 1898–present
  • Pinocchio marionette, 1940–1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • rubber, cloth, plastic, string
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31 x 17.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 6 7/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7312

The human figure is identified as Pinocchio, with a distintively large nose. He has a rubber head with black hair and a red hat with a light blue band and a yellow feather. He wears an orange and white checked shirt with a dark blue vest, yellow felt collar with red bowtie, red trousers, and black shoes.

The black controller strings attach to a trapezoidal shaped controller.