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hanging man rod puppet
  • Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic)
  • hanging man rod puppet, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Czechoslovakia (present-day Czech Republic or Slovakia)
  • plaster of Paris?, cloth, wire, paint, wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 55 x 11 x 8 cm height includes wire handle
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 21 5/8 x 4 5/16 x 3 1/8 in height includes wire handle
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7399

The small figure has a wire rod extending from the head to a wooden handle at the top. The figure has a grey plaster of Paris head, hands, and lower legs. There is black detail on the face and the open mouth is red. He wears a light brown monk-like robe with a hood, a black string for a belt, and a sheer off-white cape at the shoulders. The wooden body is hidden under the robe.