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Teto the clown marionette
  • Hazelle, Inc.
  • Teto the clown marionette, 1950s–1960s
  • Where object was made: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • tenite, cloth, wood, string, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 38 x 17.5 x 7 cm strings not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 15/16 x 6 7/8 x 2 3/4 in strings not included in measurements
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7330

The clown figure is identified as Teto, with a bald white head, black eyes and eyebrows, and red detail. He wears a pointed red hat and a voluminous red garment with white polka dots and puffed sleeves that is gathered at the ankles. He has a red ruff collar and white hands and shoes.