Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Hansel marionette
  • Pelham Puppets
    active 1947–1993
  • Hansel marionette, 1947–1979
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • plastic, cloth, wood, fur, string, paint, wood, molding, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 34 x 13 x 9 cm strings not included in measurement
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 3 9/16 in string not included in measurement
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7374

The boy marionette is identified as Hansel. He has dark blond synthetic hair on a molded plastic head. He is wearing green overalls (leiderhosen?) with red straps embroidered with a yellow "H" and a blue and white checked shirt. His exposed legs are painted green and his shoes are black.

The black controller strings connect to a red wooden controller.