Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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ogre marionette
  • Germany
  • ogre marionette, mid 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • wood, paint, string, metal, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 51 x 24 x 12 cm strings not included in measurments
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 20 1/16 x 9 7/16 x 4 3/4 in strings not included in measurements
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7334

The fantastic creature has a body that resembles two spheres, and two arms and two legs in human-like position and proportion. The head is human-like with a prominent nose and large ears. There is green with blue, red, and brown detail on the head. The green body has red spines down the back and yellow and blue detail. The hands have white claws or nails. The square thighs have ridges with blue detail. There are blue ridges on the feet and red toenails. There are red spines down the back of the calves.

The black controller strings connect to a wooden controller.