Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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witch marionette
  • Pelham Puppets
    active 1947–1993
  • witch marionette, mid 1900s–1979
  • plastic, cloth, synthetic hair, paint, wood, string, metal, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 34 x 21 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/8 x 8 1/4 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7316

The figure of a witch has a plastic green head and a prominent nose. She has yellow eyes with purple lids, red lips, synthetic white hair, and plastic green hands. The wooden articulated limbs are painted green as well. She has black shoes, wears a long black dress, a black cape with red lining, and a black pointed hat.

The black strings attach to the wooden controller. The controller is two crossed sticks with metal eyelets for the controller strings.