Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Tiger Lilly marionette
  • Peter Puppet
    active 1947–1962
  • Tiger Lilly marionette, mid 1900s–1962
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plastic, wood, cloth, string, paint, synthetic fur, foil?, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 40.5 x 30 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 15/16 x 11 13/16 x 3 9/16 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7314

The female marionette figure is identified as Tiger Lilly and has pale skin and long black hair. She wears a green fur hat with lace trim, and a green fur vest. There is a silver bowtie at her neck. Her long sleeved top is yellow and dark blue with a hexagon-like pattern. Her skirt has a white, light blue, and brown hexagon-like pattern on the sleeves and is undecorated and grey on the bodice. She has a bronze colored belt. There are large brown flowers on the facing left and rick rack trim at the hem. She has light purple bloomers and black ballet flat shoes.

The black controller strings attach to a red wooden controller.