Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Argentine man marionette
  • Country Unknown
  • Argentine man marionette, late 1800s–1979
  • wood, plaster?, paint, cloth, string, metal, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 34 x 17.5 x 7.5 cm strings not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/8 x 6 7/8 x 2 15/16 in strings not included in measurements
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7328

The figure depicts a man wearing a small red hat, a long sleeved white shirt, and baggy brown pants with a pink-orange sash. He has a large wooden head with plaster over the top. He wears hoop earrings, and a large black mustache, though his head is bald. He has large, flat wooden feet.

The black controller strings go to a "T" shaped controller.