Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Pinocchio marionette
  • United States
  • Pinocchio marionette, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, cloth, plastic, yarn, clay, string, papier-mâché, carving, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 44 x 20 x 10.5 cm strings not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 5/16 x 7 7/8 x 4 1/8 in strings not included in measurements
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7322

The carved wooden boy has a large clay nose and is identified as Pinocchio. He has a wooden head and body and papier mache hands. His joints are articulated with metal eyelets. He has brown hair and wears a long sleeved red coat with white buttons, dark blue short pants and has large black feet.

The black controller strings are attached to a wooden controller.