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marionette of a woman in a dress
  • Country Unknown
  • marionette of a woman in a dress, late 1800s–1979
  • felt, cloth, plaster?, wood, paint, sequin, string, plastic, ribbon, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 35.5 x 30 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 11 3/4 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5049

The marionette is a woman with a tan top and a light orange skirt with a band of green triangles at the hem. The skirt is decorated with regularly placed sequins in red, green, gold and silver. She is wearing a dark blue and white scarf with a necklace of red plastic balls over the top. Her head and hands are molded plaster and she has yellow and white striped ribbons on her molded hairstyle. She has light brown skin with brown eyes and rosy cheeks.

She has an articulated wooden body under the dress. There is black string to each ankle, wrist and the head and a yellow hand controller.