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Clippo the clown marionette
  • Curtis Crafts
  • Clippo the clown marionette, mid 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • plastic, cloth, string, wood, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 36.5 x 19.5 x 9 cm strings not included in measurement
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 3/8 x 7 11/16 x 3 9/16 in strings not included in measurements
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7333

The clown figure is identified as Clippo the clown, with a white plastic head and black painted hair. He wears a white hat and a voluminous red garment with white polka dots and a white collar. He has a white face, black eyes and eyebrows, and a red nose and lips. He has white hands and shoes.

The black controller strings connect to the light natural colored wood controller.