Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Dutch boy marionette
  • Bob Baker Marionettes
  • Dutch boy marionette, mid 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plastic, wood, felt, cloth, metal, string, leather, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 40.5 x 19 x 7 cm strings not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 15/16 x 7 1/2 x 2 3/4 in strings not included in measurements
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7397

The marionette is dressed as a "Dutch boy" with a light blue felt cap, long sleeved off-white shirt with gold metal buttons, light blue trousers, and wooden clogs. He has a molded plastic head with blond hair and blue eyes. His arms are no longer attached to the body where the leather joints broke.

The black controller strings attach to the hands, head, and knees. One stick of the controller is green and one is red.