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  • Date:

    mid 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mayhew Puppet Theatre (made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, paint, synthetic fabric, braid and string

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Small marionette of Harlequin. He has carved and painted head, hands, lower arms, legs and shoes and a moulded white conical hat integral to the head. He wears a diamond-patterned jacket in green, red, yellow, blue and white, the pattern painted on to synthetic fabric. A similar pattern is painted on his legs to suggest trousers. He wears a belt of black braid with a central section of white braid for the buckle. Attached to a wooden control bar


mid 20th century (made)


Mayhew Puppet Theatre (made by)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, paint, synthetic fabric, braid and string

Object history note

This puppet and S.590 - S.593-2001 were made for a production called Harlequinade

Descriptive line

Marionette of a Harlequin. Mayhew Puppet Theatre. English, mid 20th century


Wood; Paint; Synthetic fabric; Braid; String (fiber product)


Carving; Painting; Sewing


Theatre and Performance Collection

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