Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Dutch girl marionette
  • Bob Baker Marionettes
  • Dutch girl marionette, mid 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plastic, cloth, wood, paint, lace, string, molding, leather, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 37.5 x 19 x 7 cm strings not included in measurement
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 2 3/4 in strings not included in measurement
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7398

The marionette is dressed as a "Dutch girl" with a light white bonnet, light blue dress with a white shawl collar and white apron (both with lace detail). She has wooden clogs, a molded plastic head with blonde hair, and blue eyes. She is articulated with leather strips.

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