Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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man marionette
  • France
  • man marionette, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: France
  • wood, cloth, paint, synthetic hair, plant fiber, beads, molding, carving, weaving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 27 x 14 x 8 cm strings not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/8 in strings not included in measurements
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7321

The man is wearing a long sleeved green top and trousers with a small floral patch on the proper left knee and the proper left arm. It is belted with a short length of cord. He wears a pink straw hat with a green felt band. His plastic head has black beads for his eyes and blond synthetic hair for his beard. A strip of pink cloth is wrapped around his neck. He has carved red boots.

The off-white controller strings attach the head, hands, and knees to the wooden controller.