Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Old queen hand puppet
  • Country Unknown
  • Old queen hand puppet, late 1800s–1979
  • cloth, synthetic hair, paint, lace, cloth, beads, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 36.5 x 22 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 3/8 x 8 11/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7381

The woman has white hair in a small bun inside a gold colored crown on top of her head. She wears a dark pink satin gown with large dark pink flowers and an off-white lace ruffled collar. She has cloth hands. Her face is painted with blue eye shadow and rosy cheeks, but her eyes are embroidered with small beads for pupils.