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Naika marionette

Puppet
ca.1965 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Marionette of the Indian character Naika, with composite moulded face and hands, painted with facial features, curled moustache and beard, and conical gold headdress and decorative shoulder-guards. He wears a long robe with a lilac long-sleeved top and maroon and yellow checked skirt with gold metallic ribbon trim. With a hole in the headdress for one central head-string.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wood, composition, paint, fabric, metallic ribbon and string
Brief Description
Marionette of the Indian mythological character Naika. Indian, ca.1965, made to a traditional design
Physical Description
Marionette of the Indian character Naika, with composite moulded face and hands, painted with facial features, curled moustache and beard, and conical gold headdress and decorative shoulder-guards. He wears a long robe with a lilac long-sleeved top and maroon and yellow checked skirt with gold metallic ribbon trim. With a hole in the headdress for one central head-string.
Dimensions
  • Height: 33cm
Credit line
Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild
Object history
Made in the 1960s to a traditional Indian design
Other Number
P.119 - British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild number
Collection
Accession Number
S.439-2001

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record createdSeptember 3, 2004
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