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  • Date:

    mid 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mayhew Puppet Theatre (made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, paint, cotton, paper and string

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Small marionette of a policeman with ruddy cheeks and a handlebar moustache. He has a carved and painted head, hands, lower arms, legs and boots and a carved helmet integral to the head. He wears a blue cotton uniform jacket and trousers and carries a black-painted wooden truncheon in his right hand. His left sleeve is missing. His belt buckle and right cuff are of painted paper. Attached to a wooden control bar


mid 20th century (made)


Mayhew Puppet Theatre (made by)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, paint, cotton, paper and string

Object history note

This puppet, S.589-2001, and S.591 - S.593-2001 were made for a production called Harlequinade

Descriptive line

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


Wood; Paint; Cotton (textile); Paper; String (fiber product)


Carving; Painting; Sewing


Theatre and Performance Collection

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