Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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devil marionette
  • Pelham Puppets
    active 1947–1993
  • devil marionette, mid 1900s–1979
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • wood, cloth, felt, paint, metal, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 32.5 x 17 x 8 cm strings not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 13/16 x 6 11/16 x 3 1/8 in strings not included in measurements
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7413

The marionette depicts a devil. He has a round wooden head with a round nose, and detail painted in red and black. He has pointed teeth in his mouth and a red tongue. He wears a red outfit with a red cape and a red cap with horns. It has metal hands and a metal tail with a triangle of red felt at the end. The shoes are black.

The black controller strings connect to a wooden controller with a metal hook at the center.