Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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"Ernie" hand puppet
  • Muppets, Inc.
  • "Ernie" hand puppet, late 1900s–1979
  • cloth, plastic, synthetic hair, rubber, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 50 x 24 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 19 11/16 x 9 7/16 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7339
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The hand puppet of an orange boy is identified as Ernie from the "Sesame Street" television show. He has a large round red nose, and a tuft of black hair on top of his head. He has an orange head and hands. He wears a long sleeved red and dark blue shirt with white detail.