Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Teto the clown marionette
  • Hazelle, Inc.
  • Teto the clown marionette, 1940–1976
  • Where object was made: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • paint, cloth, wood, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 34 x 13 x 5.5 cm strings not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 2 3/16 in strings not included in measurements
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7405

The clown marionette is identified as Teto, wearing a clownsuit that is white with small red dots and a red ruffle collar. The head is made of a composite of wood and flour. It is white with a small pointed red hat and facial features painted in black and red. It has black shoes.

The black controller strings attach to a red wood controller.