Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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owl marionette
  • Hazelle, Inc.
  • owl marionette, 1959–1979
  • Where object was made: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • rubber, cloth, paint, ribbon, wood, string, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 35 x 17 x 6 cm strings not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/4 x 6 11/16 x 2 3/8 in strings not included in measurements
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7406

The marionette is a figure with an owl's head but a human's body (including human hands and shoes). The head is brown with two large "horns", black eyes, and a black beak. He wears a brown-green coat with a black ribbon at his neck, and a yellow jumper underneath. It has black shoes.

The black controller strings attach to the red wood controller.

This is described as a "Beginner's Marionette."