Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Suzybell clown marionette
  • Hazelle, Inc.
  • Suzybell clown marionette, 1952–1976
  • Where object was made: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • plastic, synthetic hair, cloth, wood, paint, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 38 x 20 x 7 cm strings not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 15/16 x 7 7/8 x 2 3/4 in strings not included in measurments
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7336

The clown figure has a white molded plastic head with synthetic red hair. It has white plastic hands and shoes, a voluminous garment that is gathered at the wrists and ankles in white with red, pink, and blue asterisk patterns, and a sheer red ruffle collar.

The black control strings connect to the painted wood controller.

It is identified as the "Suzybell clown" in "Hazelle & Her Marionettes," page 55.