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Punch hand puppet
  • Country Unknown
  • Punch hand puppet, late 1800s–1979
  • plastic, synthetic hair, cloth, paint, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 33 x 24.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 x 9 5/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7375

The hand puppet is a clown-like character identifed as Punch (from Punch and Judy). It has a molded plastic head with a prominent nose and synthetic brown hair. He wears a pointed red and light blue hat. He has a red tunic with a yellow hem and a yellow ruffled collar with a red and light blue fin on the back. He has a light blue skirt. The white cloth at the ends of the sleeves suggests hands.