Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Santa Claus hand puppet
  • Scheitauer Puppets
  • Santa Claus hand puppet, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • rubber, paint, synthetic fur, cloth, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 41 x 22.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 1/8 x 8 7/8 x 3 9/16 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7363

The hand puppet is an older man, identified as Santa Claus. He has white hair and a beard with a prominent nose. He wears a pointed red hat with white fur trim and a red dress-like garment with a strip of white fur down the front. He has light colored cloth hands.