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girl hand puppet
  • Russia
  • girl hand puppet, late 1800s–1971
  • Where object was made: Russia
  • papier-mâché, cloth, paint, synthetic hair, braiding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 45 x 27 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 17 11/16 x 10 5/8 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7369

The hand puppet is a girl wearing a long dark blue dress. She has blonde hair in a braid, covered with a sheer white veil attached to a blue headpiece with gold detail. Her white blouse has red and blue detail on the sleeves and neck. The dark blue dress has yellow, red, and green detail down the front.